Feb 8, 2012

CNN pundit Roland Martin has been suspended after Tweets he made on Super Bowl Sunday were described as being homophobic. Here is what he said in a tweet after watching the ad about David Beckham selling underwear at H&M:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

Martin also made a comment about a New England Patroit who was dressed in head to toe pink.

Gay rights groups such as GLAAD accused him of condoning anti-gay violence, and pointed to essays that he had previously written on his site, rolandmartin.com.

CNN released a statement addressing the suspension. Here is what was written:

“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.”

So what do you think? Was the punishment just?


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