Earlier, I posted Roland's tweet about smacking a dude if he's excited about David Beckham's underwear. Since then, gay activists and Roland has been going back and forth on Twitter and beyond. He claims it was a joke, but refuses to see how it could be harmful.
Now GLAAD wants him to be fired:
“Martin has a history of anti-LGBT views. GLAAD is calling on him to be fired, joining many other LGBT activists and bloggers,”So far, CNN hasn't respond, but when I thought about it, this may be a bit much.
Yes, Roland was wrong and his weak apology on his website ain't cute either; however, this doesn't render Roland to be fired. For one, he wasn't at his job, he was at home. If he was on CNN running his mouth on TV, then yes, kick him out. But he was at home, off the clock.
Second reason, the statement was not directly advocating violence against gays. The statement was loose and far tamed than many things we have seen against us. However, it was not okay and Roland needs to seriously think about what he said.
So to wrap this up; I believe he should be seriously reprimanded, but I can't see this as a reason for Roland to be fired.
Please let me know what you think.