CNN’s Roland Martin, the same Roland Martin who defended Tracey Morgan after Morgan was busted for telling disgustingly violent homophobic “jokes” in Tennessee where he said he’d “stab his son” if he told him he was gay (funny huh?) made a violent homophobic tweet last night to his over 95,000 followers during the Superbowl when David Beckham’s underwear commercial came on .
Many people on Twitter at that moment called out Martin, who quickly responded calling them “idiots” and stating: “well you’re clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you’re way off base.”
Martin later apologized of course but this is NOT the first time Martin has been called out oh his homophobia.
Martin who made it a cause to defend Tracy Morgan wrote a passionate defense of Morgan quoted bernie Mac saying that: “It’s jokes. It’s fun. But it’s the truth. In the back of your mind, you be wanting to say this shit sometimes.” and on his website who brags about his wife who is in the business of “praying the gay away,” by converting gays and lesbians into eunuchs: “My wife, an ordained Baptist minister for 20 years, has counseled many men and women to walk away from the gay lifestyle, and to live a chaste life.”
Lets be real here Martin’s tweets during the Superbowl of making fun and advocating violence against gay people wasn’t a joke and the only “accident” to Martin at lease was that he was BUSTED. Those Tweets are who Martin is, and he has no right or business.
Back2Stonewall.com joins others websites and organizations and calls upon CNN to FIRE Roland Martin immediately
GLADD has started a petition a Change.org – SIGN IT!
Also FLOOD CNN’s Facebook Wall and Twitter Account telling them to STOP giving a platform to homophobes on their new station. (Bonus points if you work in Tony Perkins of the American Family Association) CNN on Facebook – CNN on Twitter