CNN Suspends Roland Martin

by Noah Glyn

During the Super Bowl, CNN’s Roland Martin tweeted, “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” In response, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination) called on CNN to fire Martin.

Today, CNN issued this statement: “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.”