Twitter Comes to the Support of CNN in Roland Martin Suspension
1 year ago
Says Martin "got what he deserved"
Roland Martin's suspension from CNN for his homophobic tweets has had a polarizing effect on the public. The network's viewers, the pundit's followers, and many advocates for gay rights have all come forward via Twitter - the same platform that got him in trouble in the first place - to express their opinions honestly without, luckily for them, any fear of being penalized.
Though some have supported the journalist, here's what Martin's opposers had to say:
Ebony Magazine writer Jamil Smith: I shed no tears for @rolandsmartin, but good of @AlyssaRosenberg to ask why @CNN didn't suspend @DLoesch, too.
Drag performer Witti Repartee: Tell CNN to fire Roland Martin. Who knows how many kids are contemplating suicide today because of anti-gay bullsh*t.
Writer Karsh: Surely a man who wears as many ascots as Roland Martin doesn't need to talk about causing physical harm to anyone over their attire.
Washington Post writer Erik Wemple: CNN takes a couple of days but does it right, suspending Roland Martin for homophobic Super Bowl tweets.
Tweeter iMDRW: I hate that Roland Martin's homophobic tinged tweets get RTed…maybe if we ignore him, he'll go away. Roland Martin REALLY wants us to believe that he was 'cracking on a soccer player' when he went all homophobic in his tweet. #WeArentDumb
Tweeter LovelyLadyPa: So Roland Martin kissing the ass of CPAC. He deserves what he got.