Roland Martin Suspended: 7 Tweets That Got Celebrities Fired

 
on February 09 2012 5:47 PM
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CNN analyst Roland Martin has been suspended indefinitely after posting several homophobic tweets during the Super Bowl.

Martin sparked controversy after posting several Twitter comments that seems to promote gay bashing and anti-gay violence, including ridiculing a Patriots player for wearing all pink and telling his followers to smack the ish out of anyone wearing David Beckham underwear.

Calling Martin's tweets regrettable and offensive, CNN said Martin would not be appearing on our air for the time being.

To try to make up for his Twitter blunder, Roland Martin has since reached out to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), the same group that called for him to be fired for his homophobic tweets.

I look forward to meeting with GLAAD in the near future and having a productive dialogue, he posted on Twitter.

We look forward to a productive dialogue and to working together as well, GLAAD tweeted back.

Martin also took a moment on Wednesday to report reported on Brandon White, a 20-year-old gay man who was viciously beaten by a gang of men shouting anti-gay slurs in Atlanta, as a sign that he was taking the Twitter backlash seriously.

Roland Martin has a lot of regrets following Super Bowl Sunday, but compared to some other Twitter delinquents, he got off easy. The Internet is populated with stories about people getting fired for posting inappropriate messages on Twitter, from the Cisco Fatty girl to the Scott Bartosiewicz Chrysler debacle.

For seven celebrities, however, a few poorly thought-out tweets ended up tanking their careers, whether it was a premium ad spot or a position with a top news network.

From Gilbert Gottfried's cracks about the Japanese earthquake to a Glee extra posting spoilers and baseball pitcher Mike Bacsik's racist Twitter posts, click through our slideshow to see seven tweets that got celebrities fired.

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