Roland Martin, Brett Ratner


In the case of CNN's Roland Martin and his recent Twitter scandal, we have to admit: We're a little relieved our readers aren't making the decisions at CNN.

Because, although CNN has ultimately made the decision to suspend Martin from air, the majority of you readers believed Martin's comments were not anti-gay in the first place.

Uh, we're having a little déjà vu...

Remember back when Brett Ratner dropped the ultimate anti-gay f-bomb?

Well, the Academy quickly took a stand, and soon after Academy President Tom Sherak issued a statement insisting, "This won't and can't happen again. It will not happen again."

And kudos to the Academy for sticking by their word, 'cause shortly after, Ratner resigned.

CNN issued a similar statement in conjunction with Martin's suspension, claiming "language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated."

To which we say: What's so different about these two dudes? Both are representing organizations known for their progressive ways and we think Martin's comments damage CNN's gay-friendly image.

Especially since CNN has done so much to further gay rights. In the past year, CNN anchor Don Lemon came out as a gay. And most recently, Anderson Cooper was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, plus he's an active anti-bullying advocate.

So, call us crazy if you may but we don't think bullying—like Martin's—should be tolerated at all.

What's more? This isn't the first time Martin has stood by anti-gay lingo. He posted an article on his blog defending Tracy Morgan (ya know, after Morgan said he would "stab" his son to death if he said he was gay) and cited a number of comedians with inappropriate comments who (shocker!) really didn't mean it.

Here's a newsflash, Rol, that can't be misconstrued: No one's laughing.

Now, we gotta ask you, should Roland pull a Brett Ratner and resign?

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Should Roland Martin resign as CNN commentator?
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