On the heels (but not too closely on the heels) of Monday’s call by GLAAD that CNN analyst Roland Martin be fired for tweets he made during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the network has announced that Martin has been suspended. Martin initially explained the tweets, which GLAAD said encouraged violence against gay people, as tweaking soccer fans, but the network disagrees. In a statement released minutes ago, CNN says “Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being.”This is too funny. Roland "Race-Baiter King" Martin is now officially a "homophobe" after CNN suspended him today for tweets deemed "offensive" by a high-level group within the Gay Mafia (i.e. GLAAD). Of course, the all-too-delicious irony for conservatives here is that Martin is a notorious race-baiter and Obama apologist who regularly blames any and all criticism towards Barack Obama as being "RACIST!!!" But now Martin's getting his just desserts, being branded a "homophobe" by the morally bankrupt, but powerful, white, gay mafia that rules the Left. The same gay mafia that killed black actor Isaiah Washington's career back in 2007 for using the word "faggot" in an interview and the same gay mafia that will take down any black liberal who dares to step across the line and hurt a gay, white man's feelings. Shame on CNN for caving to a secular group on what really amounts to political-correction nonsense, but Roland "Race-Baiter King" Martin gets no sympathy for now knowing what it feels like to be criticized for something you aren't.
Martin, who spent Sunday evening live-Tweeting the game and several commercials, made a remark about an H&M commercial for David Beckham‘s line of men’s underwear. The ad, for those who missed it, features close-ups of the soccer player clad only in a pair of briefs.
“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad,” Martin Tweeted, “smack the ish out of him!”
Martin insisted he was taking a jab at soccer fans, not the gay community.
On Monday, Martin published a statement on the matter on his website:
Fam, let me address the issue that some in the LGBT community have raised regarding some of my Super Bowl tweets yesterday.
I made several cracks about soccer as I do all the time. I was not referring to sexuality directly or indirectly regarding the David Beckham ad, and I’m sorry folks took it otherwise.
It was meant to be a deliberately over the top and sarcastic crack about soccer; I do not advocate violence of any kind against anyone gay, or not. As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, anytime soccer comes up during football season it’s another chance for me to take a playful shot at soccer, nothing more.
At this time, the duration of Martin’s suspension is unknown.
In the meantime, score another victory for the Gay Mafia!