Roland Martin Suspended By CNN For Offensive Tweets

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Roland Martin may have been joking about Super Bowl-related topics with some off-color Tweets Sunday night, but his bosses at CNN definitely didn't find it funny.

The political contributor has been suspended by the network after his remarks - most notably about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad - were called homophobic.

Gay-rights powerhouse GLAAD pushed hard for CNN to fire Martin. That did not happen, but disciplinary sanctions were taken, and his return date is not clear.

Roland Martin Tweet

In a statement, CNN said:

"[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 Martin will not be appearing on our air for the time being."

Martin fired off the controversial tweet (above) during the Super Bowl.

In another, he wrote, "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."

Martin tried to backpedal by issuing an apology Monday.

"Based on several tweets I made on my Twitter feed on Super Bowl Sunday yesterday, I have been accused by members of the LGBT community of being supportive of violence against gays and lesbians and bullying," he wrote.

"That is furthest from the truth, and I sincerely regret any offense my words caused."

GLAAD, for one, seems satisfied, saying in a statement: "CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community."

"Yesterday, Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence."

"We at GLAAD look forward to hearing from CNN and Roland Martin to discuss how we can work together as allies and achieve our common goal of reducing anti-LGBT violence as well as the language that contributes to it."

What do you think? Should Martin have been fired?


T_Jones, you are an ignorant black negro who makes all us blacks look badly. You are a disgrace to the black race. Your slave attitude is not embraced by me and obviously others share that opinion. Go back to the projects and live your ghetto life, for that is where you belong.

T jones

Dwayne, you are a lying cock-sucking racist from the fiery pits of hell. You need to return to your homeland and burn until your testicles are roasted to a crisp and it shall be re-fed to you as your nemesis Reed, then you shall become one with your nemesis by marrying your own asshole and live in agony forever after slithering up and down the crevices of your own ass with a razor blade in Satan's matrimony via your throat. You little worm of a bitch.


T-Jones, you have proven your ignorance long enough. You will forever hold onto your slave mentality.It is obvious you feel comfortable playing the victim of a country that has done nothing but cater to you solely because you are black. No one cares about what your ancestors suffered. We are talking about whether YOU have suffered, and you haven't. Affirmative Action, preference in colleges, special grants for blacks - it is all there for the taking. You choose to carry anger. It is that reason why no one wants to have dealings with you. You are your own worst enemy. Peace.

T jones

Also @Dwayne. White people have been running that, WE WAR BECAUSE WE FIGHTING FOR A CAUSE, bullshit since the beginning of time. And they did the same bullshit with the Iraqi war, especially. Not necessarily about slaves. But that sadistic asshole, GW Bush claimed that America was warring with Iraq because the Iraqis had weapons of mass destruction, and that bullshit about Hussein denying the people in their country their inevitable rights, because the cocksucker wanted to steal those people's oil and control their oil supplies. That motherfucker terrorized this country for eight long motherfucking years with that shit, about who is against him is not for him. And that sick bitch violated people's rights to vote in America!! So I am not trying to read your bullshit about white northerners being any better than white southerners. Because that is unadulterated bullshit!!

T jones

@TerryM. Go fuck yourself!

T jones

@Dwayne. Negro mentality hell! You don’t know what the fuck you are commenting about, with your weak Uncle Tom ass. And the white people from the north was racist also, asshole. Those motherfuckers were not fighting for the freedom of African American slaves. That ending of slavery bullshit was just thrown in as an extra incentive because the south wanted to be separated from the rest of the USA. They wanted to form their own motherfucking nation. And the north wanted to keep the USA as one nation. The south still primarily owned slaves. And slave labor was the main source of the south’s economic growth. So slavery was thrown in to take away the south economical growth so that they would be more dependent on the USA as a whole.


Dwayne, thank you for showing a more positive side to black men. I am black and grew up in a very strict family with both a mother and father that instilled strong discipline in me. I am disgusted when I see black men (and women) acting like the world owes them something. I only date white women for this reason. I refuse to play that victim card. It is a shame they discovered so much dirt in Herman Cain's record, because he sounded like he would have been a good candidate. Perhaps Colin Powell will consider running. But Obama is definitely not the answer.


T-Jones, you will forever be restricted if you continue your old negro mentality. No one owes you anything. Are you aware of how many white people gave their lives during the Civil War for our freedom? Those families gave the greatest sacrifice so that you and me can live free and prosperous lives. How do you acknowledge that? By crying racism and asking for more? You are a disgrace to the black race. I have not suffered one bit being black in today's world, but with your bad attitude, I can see why you suffered. However, it is of your own doing.

T jones

Dwayne, you sorry ass little pussy! How the fuck you think you’re acting, you weak little sellout?! You’re the slave! And what’s the matter, little bitch?! Jealous because I’m more of a lady than you will ever be?! Angry?!...You’re an asshole! Illiterate?!...You need to put your stupid ass in check!! Don't bring your ass here, wasting my damn time!


T-Jones, I do know how to act, and it is not like you. You are a disgrace to our race. Stop behaving like a slave and start behaving like a lady. From what I and others see from your postings, you are an angry and illiterate problem child.

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