Roland Martin Gets Support After Suspension From CNN
ATLANTA (RNR/WAOK)– In an exclusive report on Redding News Review heard Sunday through Friday from 7 pm until 10 pm on News and Talk 1380 WAOK, a Facebook page yesterday was launched to defend political analyst Roland Martin, who was suspended from CNN for an anti-gay tweet.
“Bruhs” for Roland Martin had about 50 black members by late Wednesday. The page quotes Martin Luther King, Jr. and defends the embattled commentator.
“What can I say the “Bruhs” like American made without the male name on the underwear,” says one post. Another post: “Seriously, have you actually read the tweet sent by Roland on Super Bowl Sunday? Now don’t get me wrong I know the English language, especially how we use words in America can be sometimes subjective in interpretation. But for those that didn’t know like everyone at CNN, Fox and 80% of gay white America. 1) “Bruhs” is an all inclusive slang word meaning all black men straight and gay. 2) Most Bruhs pretty much wear two or three brand types so when Roland said would any of you bruhs buy this because this guy is wearing them was not about bashing anyone who is gay you took it that way.”
Martin, who has said that he will meet with gay activists, who had been calling for him to be fired from the news network, 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.”
So far no word on when the meeting with Martin and members of gay support groups will take place.