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?

 

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T jones

Dwayne, if your dumb ass really knew anything about African American culture, you would know that African Americans are one of the few cultures that don’t really have a culture, due to slavery. In case you have forgotten or you don’t know, not many records have been kept about our history and ancestors, because black slaves were considered not much more valuable than animals. Our ancestors were owned like properties and they were branded like cattle!! So what most African Americans are doing is taking from other cultures, especially white American or European cultures and making it their own!! So don’t be telling me how to act, when YOUR ass don’t know how to act either!!!

T jones

Dwayne, if you really are black, which I sincerely doubt, you are a dimwit and a sellout to the fifth power!! And you set YOURSELF back 200 years! You ignorant wanna be bastard! Even with my ghetto mentality, I’m still smarter than you will ever be! People like you are not individuals because you don’t think for yourselves! You let other people do the thinking for you. Do you honestly believe that sellout motherfuckers like you typifies African AMERICAN cultures?!

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T-Jones, your inner city ghetto ways will always keep you down. You want to behave like a negro yet you expect respect. You are a disgrace to the hard working black people who fought for freedom. Your dysfunctional rants send blacks back 200 years. Keep your slave mentality and comments to yourself, no one here, or anywhere for that matter, wants to hear you. I am a proud black american and look at your type as a totally different race from me.

T jones

@Dwayne. Bitch, I don’t need to double talk your dumb ass. I’m not the one who is trying to be slick by deceiving anyone. But, you are!! What the hell does your lying ass know about ‘Negro’ mentality or any other kind mentality? I do not represent an intelligent mentality like yourself because YOU ARE NOT BLACK and YOU'RE NOT EDUCATED! But, rather, YOU ARE A FREAK OF NATURE! And for future reference I am not trying to follow any jackass, like you, or any other jackass for that matter!

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T-Jones, you are a lost and ignorant soul. Your double talk will not change the truth. Get educated and stop trying to place your problems and deficiencies on others. Your negro mentality is stifling and you do not represent intelligent African Americans like myself.

T jones

Dwayne, how the fuck would you know if educated black people would ignore me or not? You’re not black or educated!

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Being black, I worked hard to become educated and earn my place in society. I cringe whenever I encounter the negro mentality of people like Jones. Her type have learned that crying racism will get them whatever they want therefore there is no need to further their education. I see her type daily in the city streets, walking in a daze with total disregard for her surroundings. Educated black people ignore "negro types" like Jones. This is 2012 so there is no excuse why any black person today should be so ignorant.

T jones

No Arthur. But, I can read it! And I do understand!! You, Dwayne, and Reginald are one and the same jackass!!!

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JONES -Along with people like JONES is the sole reason that people of color struggle. Her kind stand alone- like no other on the Globe. They are disfunctional to the point where they are misfits of society. People wanted to know why Muslums were singled out after 9/11- it was because Muslums commited the act. Same with Blacks and Jones. Her behavior is so outlandish it cannot help but stereotype a whole race. TV has nothing to do with it. Don't need a TV stage to point out the obvious. They are out there and reek havoc every single day. They stand alone. People like her create fear and that in itself is a handicap for all.

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Did you hear that Jonessssssssssss?

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