Skip to comments.CNN suspends (Roland) Martin for 'offensive' comments (some say anti-gay, homophobic, .. )
Posted on 02/08/2012 2:58:47 PM PST by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK (AP) CNN suspended political analyst Roland Martin on Wednesday for "offensive" tweets during the Super Bowl that some critics said were anti-gay.
Martin commented on Twitter about a commercial during the Super Bowl that showed soccer star David Beckham in underwear: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him."
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays. Martin said that he was making a joke about soccer and that he doesn't support violence against anyone.
Martin also tweeted: "Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from (hash)teamwhipdatass."
Martin later issued an apology on his website saying he was "truly sorry" to those who felt his tweet was anti-gay, homophobic or advocating violence. "I'm disheartened that my words would embolden prejudice," he said.
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The Alliance needs to get a sense of humor.
“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays”
That is so gay!
“He probably wanted some time off.. write a book.. move to Miami.. or LA. Get ready for the Olympics..”
Work on Obama’s campaign.
One guy wisecracks... and we’re supposed to fear him.
One group demands his destruction, and we’re suppose to support them.
This is near terminal political correctness.
“The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays.”
Not sure who’s side to take here.
Roland is a scumbag, to be sure. But his comments don’t seem to me to be “homophobic” or related to homosexuality in anyway.
I’d say this is akin to the Sunni and the Shia fighting. I hope they both lose.
This is like PC-Liberal “rock, paper, scissors”. Gay beats black, Muslim beats gay. The only open question is whether black beats Muslim or whether Muslim is the trump card.
Soooooo that’s what he does when he’s not fishing.
That’s not homophobic...it was a creepy ad. I’m sure not buying that brand of underwear.
If fact, the Tatoo alliance should be ticked off more than the gays...gives them a bad name too.
Heck, the halftime show was more gay than that.
I doubt if anyone thinks he's (Martin's) straight so it's probably an orchestrated ruse. CAUTION: LANGUAGE AND TOPIC ALERT AT LINK
Looks like he’s been Juan Williamed
Who cares what GLAND thinks?
What is “ish”?
Really - So PC (gay) of the Media to go on so about it... It is funny to watch the contortions that go on within.
“ish” from Urban dictionary: Slang term often used to replace “sh*t.”
I’m still trying to figure out how paper beats rock,LOL!
Shouldn’t it be the other way around?
What are ‘ish’ and ‘hash’ supposed to mean?