CNN lifts Roland Martin's suspension
Martin ran into trouble on the day after the Super Bowl when tweets he sent during the game raised the ire of gay organizations, including the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The comments concerned Martin's distaste for an H&M ad featuring soccer star David Beckham.
He wrote: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him."
Though Martin claimed the tweet was meant to show his distaste for soccer and soccer fans, many felt the comments were homophobic. CNN suspended Martin shortly after.
During his suspension, Martin met with representatives of GLAAD. According to a statement from GLAAD, "[b]oth parties came away with a better understanding of one another and look forward to continuing this dialogue."
CNN made the announcement of Martin's return during a conference call with the media on Monday, according to FishbowlDC.
-- Patrick Kevin Day
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