"Public figures often learn the hard way that Twitter holds the potential to get them into trouble — at least from a PR perspective. This is specifically true, it seems, when addressing the issue of homosexuality.
Not long ago, CNN’s Roland Martin was suspended — then reinstated — following tweets that were perceived to be anti-gay. Now, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is also under fire over social media messages surrounding homosexuality.
The trouble started, The Huffington Post reports, when White was asked by a fan on Twitter whether he’d rather lead the league in receiving stats or wining a Super Bowl. His response, which HuffPo dubbed “bizarre,” drew a comparison to being gay or straight, has landed him in hot water with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
He responded, saying, “Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer.”