Roland Martin's Wife Tweets in His Defense
1 year ago
But then deletes her account
They say behind every great man, there is an even greater woman and - though the declaration of "great" is certainly up in the air at this moment - Roland Martin's wife Jacquie Hood Martin attempted to come to her husband's defense yesterday following his suspension from CNN.
In case you missed it, Roland was temporarily removed from the network after gay advocacy group GLAAD deemed a tweet he made during the Super Bowl XLVI a form of "gay bashing."
He initially wrote: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!," but issued an apology shortly after.
However, in wife Jacquie's opinion, it is her husband who is being mistreated. She tweeted to both CNN and GLAAD: "[They] uses our history to gain their equality & then stabs the point man in the back. Don't ask us for nothing else! [sic]"
When a Twitter follower defended the network claiming that CNN was simply protecting it's brand, Jacquie continued: "What brand? If his comments can bring them down, they have no business in business."
Her Twitter account has since been deleted - no word yet as to if that was at the request of her husband.