On Superbowl Sunday there was a lot of commentary filling the airwaves and the social media sphere. Not talking about the game, talking about the ads. They had everyone a quiver. Some more than others, and that was cause for concern and correction according to a tweet posted by Roland S. Martin. After watching an H&M ad featuring a barely dressed David Beckham, Martin tweeted:
rolandsmartinIf a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl
Fam, let me address the issue that some in the LGBT community have raised regarding some of my Super Bowl tweets yesterday. I made several cracks about soccer as I do all the time. I was not referring to sexuality directly or indirectly regarding the David Beckham ad, and I’m sorry folks took it otherwise. It was meant to be a deliberately over the top and sarcastic crack about soccer; I do not advocate violence of any kind against anyone gay, or not. As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, anytime soccer comes up during football season it’s another chance for me to take a playful shot at soccer, nothing more.
“Oh Roland, Roland, Roland. Really?! Soccer?! Really?! Do you think we are stupid? Wait, don’t answer that. Your hole is deep enough.” Clearly Martin is in dire need of some guidance. So I have a few tweets that he could consider:
He could have offered some humor, (or truth, depending on which side of the closet door you think he hangs his hat):
I’m sorry about my violent tweet, I went a little crazy with jealousy after seeing David Beckhams’ perfect body in H&M #Superbowl ad
He could have suggested a punishment:
I’m sorry for my homophobic tweets. As penance I will wear a pink jumpsuit every day for the rest of the month. #Superbowl
Or he could have taken a tweet straight from Anthony Weiners’ playbook:
I’m sorry about that violent tweet, but it wasn’t me. My account was hacked. #Superbowl
But what I think he really should have done, (and could still do for that matter), is be honestly contrite, and far more in touch with the gravity of his actions:
I’m sorry. In today’s climate of violence against homosexuals it was beyond insensitive of me to suggest violence, even in jest #Superbowl
Then maybe, just maybe, it would get better.
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