Saturday, September 18, 2021

Isaiah Washington Demands Roland Martin ‘Apologize Like a Gentleman’ During Heated Twitter Spat

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Isaiah Washington arrives at the 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Loews Hotel on Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

*If you’re following Isaiah Washington on Twitter then you’re aware of his staunch support of Donald Trump.  

Washington recently got into a heated exchange on Twitter with Roland Martin over his political views, and he also compared Black folks who don’t support Trump to crack addicts. 

As reported by NewsOne, the actor tweeted “I dated a woman that was addicted to crack. I became addicted to trying to save her. She stole from me and disappeared for days, worrying me to death,” he posted. “I really loved her and when I tried to reason with her to get her help, she refused, berated & attacked me much like Black Dems.”

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The 56-year-old actor, who voted for Barack Obama, claims he became a Trump supporter after Obama failed to support his advocacy for the culture.

“I voted for 44 twice,” Washington tweeted in April. “I even checked my emails in his Senate Office while lobbying for Salone to be given another chance to rebrand. Not once in 8 years was I given any support regarding Africa or the Black Agenda, but 45 invites me to the WH to celebrate the #FirstStepAct.”

Last month, Washington called out journalists Soledad O’Brien and Roland Martin over their alleged refusal to  debate him, as Daily Caller reported.

Here are just a few of their posts:

Roland Martin: “Wait. So you @IWashington tweeted that me and @soledadobrien could either debate you or F ourselves; I took you up on the offer; but NOW you want a private face-to-face meeting so I can apologize because I hurt your feelings with [Smiley Face Emojis]? Really, bruh?”

Roland Martin: “Look @IWashington I used to have your number. You were one of the folks who I would hit up when I rolled to LA. But when you went off on me in 2009 for not attending your Sierra Leone gala BECAUSE I was filling in for Campbell Brown on @CNN. That was enough for me.” 

Isaiah Washington: “I’m not so sure that this was what caused our break in communication and I’m certainly not going to reveal the real reason we stop talking Roland on Twitter. Now apologize like a gentleman or Follow me and I will give you my number to apologize.”

Isaiah Washington: “This is what you can do. You can Follow me. I’ll follow you back and I can give you my number. Call me and apologize or we can meet face to face alone and have a private discussion. You agree to meet me face to face at a private location? Just you and me like old times?”

Roland Martin: “Bottom line @IWashington I supported you as a fellow Houstonian, until your antics turned me off completely. You desire an apology for [Smiley Face Emojis] et your TL is filled with calling me a clown, a mitch, you tweeted a salty bitch photo, and demeaning me wearing ascots.”

Roland Martin: “I blew all of that off as childishness @IWashington. If you are serious about a Black-on-Black discussion regarding @realDonaldTrump #MAGA #Blexit and today’s @GOP, I’m ready. ANYTIME. Face-to-face. Via Skype or FaceTime. LA or DC. I OWN #RolandMartinUnfiltered. Just holla.”

Martin and Washington haven’t had much to say to each other since their back-and-forth on Twitter in early October.

Most recently, Isaiah tweeted his support for Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed, writing, “This Man may be a Godsend that could galvanize the Left Wing and the Right Wing to actually ‘work together’ as human beings to address perhaps a ‘emergency bipartisan act of grace’ in our American History.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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