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Roland Martin: If You Know Dudes Who Are Into David Beckham, Beat Them

Last night during the Super Bowl, H&M aired an underwear ad featuring a lovingly-photographed David Beckham wearing not very much. CNN's Roland Martin didn't like it much. He tweeted:

Picture 20If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

To which GLAAD promptly tweeted:

@rolandsmartin Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT

To which Mr. Martin tweeted:

@GLAAD @cnn well you're clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you're way off base

Mr. Martin later insisted that he meant to advocate violence against soccer fans, not gay men. Which makes one wonder why, earlier in the day, Mr. Martin tweeted:

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

GLAAD's not buying it. A new press release up at the organization's website is "demanding" Martin's "removal" from the CNN lineup.

Does pink remind Mr. Martin of soccer? In any case, GLAAD's not buying Mr. Martin's excuses: They've now posted a release to their website "demanding" that CNN "remove" Mr. Martin from the air.

To be fair, advocating for actual violence against gay people would be out of character for Mr. Martin. As GLAAD itself reporsts, on Mr. Martin's own website he advocates "loving" and "breaking bread" with LGBT people -- while praising his wife, a Baptist minister, for delivering so many of them from their unBiblical lifestyle with her special faith-healing witchery. Maybe Mr. Martin doesn't want to smack the ish out of sinners; maybe he only wants to smack the ish out of their sin.

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  1. Judging by that chin, the only thing he could smack the ish out of would be third helpings at Hometown Buffet.

    Posted by: CarlottaVonFunkenhowzer | Feb 6, 2012 2:30:37 AM

  2. What a lame liar. Obviously he got scared for his job and tried to backpedal instead of owning his bigotry. Expect a stupid, mealy-mouthed apology in the next day or two.

    Posted by: Paul R | Feb 6, 2012 2:45:51 AM

  3. The word on the street for a LONG time is that Roland Martin is a RABID HOMOPHOBIC BIGOT. CNN needs to can his ass soon before this gets any bigger than it already is. We are sick of CNN covering for his violent bigotry and we will be going after exposing this bigot for the true homophobic and sexist bigot that he is with renewed vigor if CNN doesn't get a clue and can this fraud as soon as POSSIBLE ! If not, the P.R. for CNN won't be pretty !!

    Posted by: anthony | Feb 6, 2012 3:00:22 AM

  4. His ugly homophobic fat azz is one of the reasons I know longer watch CNN or visit their website.

    Posted by: Sergio | Feb 6, 2012 3:13:23 AM

  5. As a black person, I can think of no other mainstream black individual who's done more damage to black folk in terms of gay issues than Roland Martin. His commentary toward gays has been at best...troubling, and at worst...absolutely disturbing. His words hurt BLACK gays and lesbians in the most monumental and detrimental manner, and it needs to be acknowledged.

    In the most sensitive time and struggle between African Americans and gays finding our bridge, and those of us stuck inbetween that road, THIS man has been the biggest road block. His blogs have consistently belittled gay families, gay rights, and general acceptance. He is on a crusade, he is on a mission, and when my Aunt is quoting him....that's when I know he is terrible news for the plight of black LGBT.

    CNN needs to have some serious intervention, or else they are promoting this man's long term bigoted beliefs.

    Posted by: Damian | Feb 6, 2012 3:44:25 AM

  6. This guy is half the reason I dismiss CNN as a joke

    Posted by: Mike B. | Feb 6, 2012 3:49:54 AM

  7. I'll never forget tunning into CNN the night of the last Presidential election. There was a panel that consisted of a then lesbian CNN political reporter, Anderson Cooper, and Roland Martin. The moment the announcement that Propistion 8 and gay marriage had lost in the polls in California came in, the lesbian said how her heart is crushed. Crushed not for herself, but for her friends, and gay youth. I swear to God, Roland looked right at her and said "Welp, YOU LOST! that's how democracy works. And when you're up against the moral majority, you can't win, and I'm not sure you always should." she was understandbly angered and fired back at him to which he laughed it off and said "The voters spoke. Case closed"
    VERBATIM that's how it unfolded, and it was beyond infuriating to know this man is on CNN's paycheck. He literally kicked that female reporters emotions when she was already down, and smiled right in her saddened face. It was heartbreaking, and while I'm not sure if it's still up, the clip was floating around on you tube.

    Posted by: Joanna R. | Feb 6, 2012 3:52:32 AM

  8. This QUEEN needs 2 more accessories

    -- a ball gag
    -- a very thick paper bag over his face

    Posted by: Bob | Feb 6, 2012 3:52:54 AM

  9. If Martin made two comments on Twitter in one day even "jokingly" advocating violence against a different minority group, he'd likely be out of a job with CNN faster than you can say "you're fired, bigot."

    The same needs to apply here. Martin needs to go.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Feb 6, 2012 3:54:48 AM

  10. This is the same man who's wife allegedly performed ex gay conversion therapy programs on gay people who came to her for counseling.

    The same man who said that gay adoption would be damaging to the social structure of the family.

    The same man who defended every last word of Tracy Jordan's comedy routine and told the gay community to 'get over it'

    The same man who in the past has dictated for the Democratic party to distance itself from gay marriage as it brings the party down.

    And he's also supposed to be one of CNNs main political pundits. I don't watch CNN because I refuse to listen to a television personality who's track record proves they hate me, my partner and our daughter.

    Posted by: USC-Fanatic | Feb 6, 2012 3:59:09 AM

  11. @ Damian. THANK YOU. I'm also black and had this very discussion with a close black lesbian female friend about the negative influence of Roland Martin. Roland Martin has been a very damaging force for gays and lesbians, but far more so for *black* gays and lesbians cause we gotta be fighting these words, and facing these words right in the line of fire. this man has a history of trying to pin blacks against gays, and I'm so damn tired of his presence. he knows he's hurting so many black gay kids with things he said and he still saying, and I don't think he gives a damn.

    Posted by: citylightslion | Feb 6, 2012 4:10:00 AM

  12. He looks like a closet case with that ridiculous ascot, which I suppose he wears to hide that third (or fourth?) chin of his.

    When will these bigots realize that if they want to live under a rock, it doesn't mean they have to force everyone else to crawl under with them? I'm sick of these regressive, egocentric, Christian Taliban idiots. Make no mistake: they want us DEAD, and what they are doing is nothing less than spreading murder and violent hatred in the guise of morality and false compassion.

    There is zero room in this world for their kind of diseased thinking. This *IS* war. They most certainly CHOSE to be bigoted, so it is not hypocritical to say that their beliefs must be rejected as illegitimate and detrimental to the progress of humanity.

    Posted by: atomic | Feb 6, 2012 4:14:38 AM

  13. Who is this clown and why does he exist?

    Posted by: Blair Martin | Feb 6, 2012 4:27:16 AM

  14. "He literally kicked that female reporters emotions when she was already down, and smiled right in her saddened face."

    And these people call themselves "Christians"? He's a typical CHINO - Christian In Name Only!

    Posted by: FunMe | Feb 6, 2012 4:44:37 AM

  15. Girlfriend spending too much time with marcus bachman

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 6, 2012 4:56:30 AM

  16. At what point is CNN going to take some responsibility for the actions of one of their most prominent reporters who has a history of anti gay speech? They fired Octavia Nasr for what they precieved as anti semetic, and Rick Sanchez for what they said was anti semetic, and yet Roland Martin has said and done far worse toward GLBT than many Fox News anchors I can think of. There are many fantastic African American Democratic political strategists who are fair minded, and don't have a history of bigotry.

    CNN step up and take responsibility, or accept that you are not far from Fox News. You're better than this man. Don Lemon proves the great potential of your network. Please clean house with Roland.

    Posted by: Amber | Feb 6, 2012 5:06:11 AM

  17. I'm gay and I could easily have said something similar to what Mr. Martin tweeted. Many of the gays in my twitter feed were saying disparaging things about Beckham. He's a lame, media manufactured sex symbol. Now that I read the comments here, I note this is just a political witch hunt against someone an overexcited 'gay community' has had their sites on for perceived past wrongs.

    Posted by: Jason (the commenter) | Feb 6, 2012 5:58:40 AM

  18. But please tell me, "Who is Roland Martin"?

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Feb 6, 2012 6:02:49 AM

  19. Gayface.

    Posted by: phil | Feb 6, 2012 6:28:55 AM

  20. This is coming from a guy who wears ascots. He's not meant to be taken seriously on CNN or on Twitter.

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 6, 2012 6:38:53 AM

  21. Advocating violence against gay men is a whole lot more harmful than what Rick sanchez said, and he was GONE

    Posted by: rick scatorum | Feb 6, 2012 6:41:42 AM

  22. @Amber, CNN fired those other people because they said offensive things about Jews and CNN considers them a legitimate minority group while the jury is still out about the LGBT community.

    @Jason the Commenter, you have to consider his current comment along with his entire record of comments about the LGBT community in order to put it in proper context. The same would apply to you if you made the comment. The results of each of these comparisons would come up with different answers.

    Posted by: Tim NC | Feb 6, 2012 6:45:41 AM

  23. I wouldn't be surprised if Roland Martin got an erection while watching the David Beckham ad. It's possible he then projected his self-loathing onto gay men in general.

    That's how these type of men operate. It's not that they're secretly gay. It's simply that they are like most men in that they have feelings for both genders if something is sexy enough. Because they've been taught to be ashamed of male-male sexuality, they hide it and outwardly express their revulsion towards it.

    Posted by: jason | Feb 6, 2012 7:01:02 AM

  24. I imagine he's got an appointment with his boss first thing this morning.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Feb 6, 2012 7:02:00 AM

  25. downlow brother

    Posted by: michael | Feb 6, 2012 7:03:05 AM

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