CNN's political analyst Roland Martin came under attack from gay groups after tweeting a wisecrack about British soccer star David Beckham.
Martin, who is very sensitive when he is the subject of gay jokes, took to his Twitter page last night to "live tweet" during the Super Bowl broadcast. His tweets included this one, which his followers took to be an anti-gay slur:
Martin seemed to suggest that his followers "smack the ish out of" any male Super Bowl fan who is "hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad" that was shown during the Super Bowl.
Martin added that "real bruhs" would not purchase underwear advertised by Beckham.
The gay backlash began almost immediately after he posted his tweets. Martin responded by tweeting that he always makes fun of British soccer -- and that Beckham just happens to be a soccer player.
But the attacks have not relented.
Expect CNN to force Martin to issue an official apology to the gays, who have no sense of humor, except when they are the ones cracking the jokes.
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