CNN suspends Roland Martin


CNN suspends commentator Roland Martin over Beckham ad tweets


Roland Martin.

After apologizing for what he called a misunderstanding, Roland Martin is out at CNN.

The network announced Wednesday afternoon that the analyst would be suspended for the foreseeable future.

“Roland Martin’s tweets were regrettable and offensive,” reads the statement. “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.”

Prompting all of the furor was Martin’s Twitter commentary on Super Bowl commercials, particularly one about the underwear clad David Beckham (below).

“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad,” he wrote, “smack the ish out of him!”


2 thoughts on “CNN suspends Roland Martin

  1. Pingback: CNN suspended Roland Martin. Why not Dana Loesch or Erik Erickson? « The Fifth Column

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