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Published:February 7th, 2012 10:17 EST
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CNN's Roland Martin's Homophobic Tweet! Is He In The Closet?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"CNN analyst Roland Martin (perhaps better known to "Daily Show" viewers as the noted ascot-wearer Roland Martin) is working furiously to explain himself after a controversial tweet he sent Sunday night criticizing an H&M ad featuring David Beckham.

cnnMidway through the Super Bowl, Martin sent a tweet making fun of the black-and-white ad that showed the soccer star dressed only in his tighty-whiteys: "Ain`t no real bruhs going to H&M to buy some damn David Beckham underwear!" He continued, "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham`s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!"

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A controversial story like this, dealing with racial and s[e]xual politics, is like catnip for me, there is no way that I can resist putting in my two cents worth.

I`m not gay (not that there`s anything wrong with being gay), but I would bet my life savings that Roland Martin is as gay as his colleague, Anderson Cooper. Did Martin engage in none-too-subtle gay bashing to deflect attention from his flamboyant gay personality?

Martin got all hot and bothered over the s[e]xy Beckham ad, and boyfriend just had to tweet about it. Who can take Martin seriously as a political analyst after reading his tweet.

Martin`s tweet is offensive to gays and blacks, the nerdy Martin utterly failed in capturing the idiom of a black from the inner city. Ain`t no brotha worth his salt ever gonna use the word "dude", not even a gay black stoner.

Minister Martin should embrace his gayness, and make amends by dedicating the rest of his life to combating homophobia in the black church.

Read More: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2012/02/glaad-angry-over-cnn-host-roland-martins-david-beckham-tweet.html

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