Once GLAAD called for Roland Martin to be fired for sending “homophobic tweets” during the Super Bowl, it seemed the political commentator would never see the light of day again on CNN. But after a brief suspension, the network has decided to bring Roland back.
Only a few days after the Super Bowl, CNN said they were suspending Roland indefinitely and that his tweets during the game were “regrettable and offensive.” While suspended, Roland met with leaders of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, who seemed to be satisfied with the gesture, citing the meeting as the “beginning of an open and honest dialogue.”
Yesterday, Roland issued a formal apology for his comments, but maintained that they were not at all homophobic, and he was truly joking about soccer. Either way, CNN had decided to support him on this issue and bring him back on-air.
Are you glad Roland got his job back?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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