Roland Martin is returning to CNN‘s airways after a month-long suspension, theroot reports.
He was suspended on Feb. 8 over several tweets that many people in the LGBT community thought were insensitive. Despite several apologies, CNN suspended Martin after an onslaught of non-stop pressure.
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Here’s more from theroot:
After retailer H&M’s Super Bowl commercial featuring soccer player David Beckham, for example, Martin tweeted, “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl.” Martin denied that his tweets were about homosexuals.
GLAAD spokesman Rich Ferraro told Journal-isms on Monday that he could not comment on the Fishbowl report without confirmation. As for Martin, he added, “We’re still working out details on what the next steps are with him and CNN.”
The organization wants CNN to report more about violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, known as LGBTs, and for Martin and CNN to increase the visibility of black LGBT people.
Although GLAAD at first urged that Martin be fired, it said later, “We look forward to a productive dialogue and to working together as well.”
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