GLAAD to CNN: Fire Roland Martin for Antigay Comments

  • metta

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    Feb 06, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    GLAAD to CNN: Fire Roland Martin for Antigay Comments

    “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.”

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/02/05/GLAAD_to_CNN_Fire_Roland_Martin_for_Antigay_Comments/
  • metta

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    Feb 08, 2012 7:59 PM GMT

    Roland Martin Suspended By CNN For His Anti-Gay Homophobic Comments


    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/roland-martin-suspended-by-cnn-for-his-anti-gay-homophobic-comments/politics/2012/02/08/34432
  • kolkii

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    Feb 08, 2012 8:04 PM GMT
    you know what they say about homophobess.. hey gurlll

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    is this the guy, and did he say this while wearing that with a very well groomed beard? how u doinnn
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 08, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    Maybe it's just me, but I think this was much ado about nothing.
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    Feb 08, 2012 8:26 PM GMT
    he probably said that while he was texting his boyfriend.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 08, 2012 8:35 PM GMT
    I don't think David Beckham is aging all that well. I use to think he was a lot sexier. Not crazy about all the body art he has now. I don't think this commercial was nearly as sexy as the old Marky Mark Calvin Klein ads of the early 90's.



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    Feb 08, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think David Beckham is aging all that well. I use to think he was a lot sexier. Not crazy about all the body art he has now. I don't think this commercial was nearly as sexy as the old Marky Mark Calvin Klein ads of the early 90's.





    Remember, Todd, these were those pics of Beckham that looked like some amateur photographer took them. The commercial may have been shot by the same person or company. Plus, Beckham is almost 40, isn't he? Marky's commercial was done when he was in his very early 20's.
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    Feb 08, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    i will say only one thing about these people. The idea that an "apology" is supposed to cover your ass after you bared it to the world is a joke. If we're ever going to overcome bigoted behavior like this actual PUNISHMENT needs to be implemented, whether it is unpaid suspension or termination of employment.

    I just had a guy on the 10 today slow down to lean out of his Silverado and call me a faggot, for no reason other than the car i drive. I'm contemplating carrying a paintball gun in my car from now on. You do something stupid, you get painted. Punishment WORKS.
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    Feb 08, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ said
    CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think David Beckham is aging all that well. I use to think he was a lot sexier. Not crazy about all the body art he has now. I don't think this commercial was nearly as sexy as the old Marky Mark Calvin Klein ads of the early 90's.





    Remember, Todd, these were those pics of Beckham that looked like some amateur photographer took them. The commercial may have been shot by the same person or company. Plus, Beckham is almost 40, isn't he? Marky's commercial was done when he was in his very early 20's.


    heheh, i met Mark when he was filming down here. Still hot icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 08, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
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    RoadsterRacer87 saidi will say only one thing about these people. The idea that an "apology" is supposed to cover your ass after you bared it to the world is a joke. If we're ever going to overcome bigoted behavior like this actual PUNISHMENT needs to be implemented, whether it is unpaid suspension or termination of employment.


    What do you think about this?
    Art_Deco saidMuslims have no business being within 100 miles of the WTC. In fact, as avowed enemies of everything the US stands for, the vast majority proponents of our destruction as a Democratic nation, I don't think they should be in this country at all.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1087699/

    "Art_Deco" has claimed that his apology (after HUGE pressure and condemnation from the RJ membership) is all that was required to put him back in the clear.


    I think the statement is flawed and ignorant and goes to show how easily Americans can overreact when it comes to things we don't understand. It has already been said over and over again that the sect that was responsible for 9/11 does not represent mainstream Muslim faith. As for his punishment...i dunno, but i wouldn't want someone with that mindset working for me. Oftentimes, the initial statement is the truth of a person's opinion and the secondary or retraction is a bow to public opinion or outcry.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:10 AM GMT
    Touchy, touchy.

    You white Liberals live in a VERY small world.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidTouchy, touchy.

    You white Liberals live in a VERY small world.


    explain yourself or retract this very vague and unspecific statement.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:17 AM GMT
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    JackNWNJ saidTouchy, touchy.

    You white Liberals live in a VERY small world.


    explain yourself or retract this very vague and unspecific statement.
    Its just jack.. he's the forum JACKass. Pay him no attention!
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMaybe it's just me, but I think this was much ado about nothing.


    Yeah. Me too.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:32 AM GMT
    Am I the only one who questions why this guy is allowed to anchor anyway? He sounds like a used car salesman. Very classless.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    I'm sorry but I think it's pretty silly to fire him over this comment. It's not like he was on the job when he made the comment. I don't like how everyone is being put under the microscope while the onlookers pretend they never say or do anything out of line. I don't like what he said, but I do believe in this thing called "free speech." Mark my word....all this extreme political correctness will come back to bite us on the ass.
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    Feb 09, 2012 12:44 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAm I the only one who questions why this guy is allowed to anchor anyway? He sounds like a used car salesman. Very classless.


    I agree with this too. The main reason he is on there is because he hosts a black radio show and can give insight as to how his listeners respond to certain topics, supposedly representing the black middle class. But, he and Anderson Cooper are my least favorite hosts on CNN. Candy Crowley, David Gergen are my favorites by far.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    choose your battles wisely
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAm I the only one who questions why this guy is allowed to anchor anyway? He sounds like a used car salesman. Very classless.



    I agree. I have never liked this guy. I'm curious as to what actually qualifies him to be a pundit on CNN in the first place. Regardless, I still think people over-reacted to what he said. It was not that big of deal, and blown WAY out of proportion.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:49 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidMaybe it's just me, but I think this was much ado about nothing.


    This is to prevent the trickle down effect that usually stems from the media. If anything, this is great. It sends the right message to people. Don't talk about violence, albeit mild in this case; to your National Base of viewers, sending the message this Mentality is okay. You want to be bullied, beat up and have people treat you differently at work, school or even at home growing up? Okay, turn a blind eye.
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    Feb 09, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidMaybe it's just me, but I think this was much ado about nothing.


    This is to prevent the trickle down effect that usually stems from the media. If anything, this is great. It sends the right message to people. Don't talk about violence, albeit mild in this case; to your National Base of viewers, sending the message this Mentality is okay. You want to be bullied, beat up and have people treat you differently at work, school or even at home growing up? Okay, turn a blind eye.



    I guess I personally didn't take what he said all THAT literally like, apparently, some did.
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI'm sorry but I think it's pretty silly to fire him over this comment. It's not like he was on the job when he made the comment. I don't like how everyone is being put under the microscope while the onlookers pretend they never say or do anything out of line. I don't like what he said, but I do believe in this thing called "free speech." Mark my word....all this extreme political correctness will come back to bite us on the ass.
    Well, CNN is a private company, so free speech doesn't apply. They can fire him for anything they want as long as it falls under his contract negotiations.

    It's not like this is an isolated incident though. Martin has made claims before about "curing" gays with therapy. He's pretty anti-gay it seems.

    While he may have said that remark on his own time, he represents CNN and they have every right to not alienate viewers and lose endorsements/money based on the views expressed by their employees.

    People need to learn to be more careful with social media like Twitter and Facebook.
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:01 AM GMT
    CNN's Roland Martin, GLAAD and Sensitive Gays



    Gays are too sensitive. I definitely don't support homophobia but I do believe in First Amendment rights to be a jerk. Our First Amendment rights should not be censored because people don't hold the same religious or cultural views as you do on homosexuality. And people's careers shouldn't be ruined because you don't like the way you think. Punish actions NOT thoughts!!
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:16 AM GMT
    I have followed Roland Martin on twitter for a very long time and I like his blunt way of delivering his views. The tweets where definitely not homophobic, it was clearly something in jest and was blown WAY out of proportion. If anything I think this does more damage than good. No matter how many people want to knock him for whatever reason, there are a lot of people that look up to him in the black community and he generally has NOT being anti gay. He NEVER made any claim to curing gays, and if anything I think he has been neutral on the whole gay issue.

    His comments were a rapid fire tweet, akin to straight guys joking with each other and saying, "i know your not getting excited by this David Beckham commercial", there is nothing homophobic about that. If there was a gay guy there obviously that joke would not be directed at him. Well, perhaps I am defending him, but I don't feel this was so obviously homophobic that it warranted calling for someone's termination. Let us not cry wolf all the time.
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    Feb 09, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Suecer saidLet us not cry wolf all the time.



    EXACTLY! The whole brouhaha over what Roland Martin said is far more eye-roll inducing than what he actually said. These organizations like GLAAD, while I appreciate their efforts, have to be careful to not alienate people who are actually pro-gay, by being too overly sensitive.