David Beckham Underwear Ad: Roland Martin Makes Anti-Gay Comment?

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David Beckham sure looked hot in his ad for his new line of underwear to be sold at H&M, didn’t he? The soccer stud showed off his smokin’ hot body in white undies, and there weren’t any complaints about the commercial… or were there?

CNN contribuFile:David Beckham Nov 11 2007.jpgtor Roland Martin made a comment that seemed rather “anti-gay” and today it’s stirring up controversy. “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about [Beckham's] underwear ad, smack the ish out of him,” tweeted Martin on Sunday night.

Naturally it’s easy to see how Martin’s comment is anti-gay, even if he didn’t intend for it to be. What’s wrong with a guy preferring to see Beckham in his undies over the big game? Absolutely nothing! To suggest that “men” should be more interested in “football” than a soccer player in his tighty-whities… well that seems awfully judgemental, no?

It didn’t take long for GLAAD to pick up on this either, and they are calling for Martin to be fired from CNN. The backlash from his comment is certainly incredible and people have been lashing out on him since. However, he still claims that his comment was not about homosexuals… it was about dissing soccer players. Huh?

“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 and I’m sorry folks took it otherwise,” Martin tweeted on Monday. So what do you think about Martin’s comment about David Beckham’s ad? Was it anti-gay or simply a joke taken out of context?

© Effie Orfanides 2012

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