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CNN Suspends Roland Martin over 'Offensive' Super Bowl Tweets -- News Story

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Roland Martin Suspends For 'Offensive' Tweets
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Reports say CNN announced that it is suspending Roland Martin in the wake of controversial Super Bowl tweets.Some considered Roland Martin's tweets as regrettable and offensive. According to reports CNN have been giving careful consideration to the matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being." according to reports.Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated it was said.
The move came days after Martin caused an outcry by tweeting that people should "smack the ish" out of any male fans of an underwear ad starring David Beckham. Reports say he also made fun of a New England Patriots player who arrived wearing a pink jumpsuit. "He needs a visit from #teamwhipdata*s," Martin wrote.Reports say Gay rights groups such as GLAAD accused him of condoning anti-gay violence, and pointed to columns he had written, such as one in which he compared homosexuality to alcoholism. Martin first said that he was merely making fun of soccer players, and then issued an apology of sorts, saying that he regretted "any offense" he had caused.After news of the suspension broke, GLAAD issued a statement of its own.
"CNN today took a strong stand against anti-LGBT violence and language that demeans any community," A GLAAD spokesman said. "Yesterday, Martin also spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. We 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 such violence as well as the language that contributes to it."

National Black Justice Coalition, the nation's largest black LGBT civil rights organization, also responded to news of Martin's suspension. "While we are encouraged by CNN's stance against language that incites anti-gay violence, we hope they also will make a commitment to shine more visibility on the hardships LGBT people of color face when trying to participate fully in their communities," it was said

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