CNN Suspends Roland Martin for Controversial Super Bowl Tweets

CNN says Roland Martin will not be appearing on the air anytime soon.

By Jorge Rivas Feb 08, 2012

[The Washington Post]( received a statement from CNN stating Roland Martin will not be appearing on CNN "for the time being." "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." Following retailer H&M’s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham, 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 wrote: ".@rolandsmartin Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT" [The back and forth continued]( until Roland[ issued an apology late Monday night. ](