Have Roland Martin and GLAAD made peace? Well, at least they’re talking. Yesterday, the suspended CNN anchor stat down with the LGBT advocacy group to discuss the fallout of his controversial (and many argued, homophobic) Super Bowl-related tweets. Huffington Post reports:
Roland Martin met with gay rights group GLAAD on Tuesday, after CNN suspended him for tweets that many considered to be homophobic.
Martin created a firestorm of controversy after tweeting, among other things, that people should “smack the ish” out of any male fans of a David Beckham underwear commercial. GLAAD initially called for his firing from CNN. Martin later apologized for any “offense” his tweets may have caused.
On Tuesday, GLAAD reported that Martin and the organization’s senior director of programs Herndon Graddick met in Los Angeles. In a statement about the meeting, it wrote, “The introduction is the beginning of an open and honest dialogue. Both parties came away with a better understanding of one another and look forward to continuing this dialogue.”
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