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|Suspended CNN pundit to meet with GLAAD after Twitter flop|
|by Ryan Watkins|
|February 09, 2012 11:35|
Political pundit and “real bruh” Roland Martin will meet with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Martin has been under fire for his choice of words on the social networking site Twitter during last weekend's Super Bowl.
Martin, criticizing an H&M ad featuring near-nude soccer star David Beckham, wrote, “Ain't no real bruhs going to H&M to buy some damn David Beckham underwear! #superbowl” on the micro-messaging site.
“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” he added.
It didn't take long before GLAAD swooped in, calling out the CNN contributor for inciting violence against gay men. Martin said he was taking a jab at soccer, the most un-bruh sport, apparently, not gay men.
Yesterday, CNN suspended Martin over the controversy.
But perhaps Martin has seen the error of his comments, after announcing that he will meet with GLAAD to discuss the incident.
From GLAAD's website:
The timing and participants are to be determined. We'll keep you updated here. Our goal is to ensure better coverage that works toward ending anti-LGBT violence.
Yesterday, CNN spoke out against anti-LGBT violence. GLAAD and Martin also reported on Brandon White, a 20 year-old victim of an anti-gay attack in Atlanta. Read more about GLAAD's work with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects around this brutal crime. This comes at a time when the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs found that violence against LGBT people was up 23% and that 70% were people of color.
Some have insulted Martin's personal character and race when discussing this issue. GLAAD strongly condemns these attacks. There is no excuse for race based attacks or hate speech.
Martin's suspension from CNN is indefinite, and there's no indication it's permanent. Let's hope Martin can really man up, apologize and become a better person.
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