What a Super Bowl game! Literally down to the last few seconds last night to see if the New York Giants would hold onto their 2-point lead over the New England Patriots. But on Twitter the contest was between LGBT folks and CNN commentator Roland Martin who had tweeted this entry after the sexy David Beckham Super Bowl ad:
GLAAD jumped on it right away, saying “Enough is enough: Tell CNN to fire Roland Martin. Advocates of anti-gay violence have no place at CNN or Time Warner.” GLAAD’s already put together a petition, which has been picked up by Act.ly and Change.org. In a follow up tweet, Martin said he was talking about soccer. But the LGBT tweeters didn’t seem to buy that. Blogger Rod McCullom, among others, noted that Martin has a long history of making homophobic statements – including a defense of anti-gay Chicago mega-church preacher Rev. James Meeks and former Miss California Carrie Prejean. McCullom notes that Martin was taken to task for homophobic remarks on Twitter by actor Boris Kodjoe.
Here’s the ad that sparked the controversy.