Gay rights advocates are not feelin CNN’s Roland Martin for his Superbowl commentary via Twitter last night…so much they are trying to get him fired!
GLAAD is calling on CNN to fire Roland Martin following a series of Tweets Sunday night during the Super Bowl.
Following H&M’s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham, CNN’s Roland Martin tweeted to almost 95,000 followers:
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
Roland Martin is a regular guest on CNN and a commentator on TV One, a news network available in over 36 million homes.
.@rolandsmartin Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT
@glaad @CNN well you’re clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you’re way off base
Earlier today Martin posted to his Facebook fan page:
Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass
Since making the comments Martin has suggested his tweet regarding David Beckham was intended for soccer fans. He did not respond to a question from Metro Weekly about why, if the tweet was about soccer and not based in anti-gay sentiment, he only referenced his concern about “a dude … hyped” about the ad and not any soccer fan.
Wow. Do you think this man has the right to tweet what he wants to tweet or not so much because he is television??
GLAAD is certainly out of pocket for trying to get him fired. SMH. Thoughts??