Celebs react to George Zimmerman verdict
Celebrities took to social media tonight, expressing shock, outrage and sadness that neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
- By DAN GOOD
- Last Updated: 1:06 AM, July 14, 2013
- Posted: 11:48 PM, July 13, 2013
Some Twitter users - such as Russell Simmons, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Solange Knowles - posted a solid, black square for their Twitter avatar, a showing of support for the victim.
"Say a prayer for Trayvon Martin's family," Simmons wrote.
Donald Trump wasn't surprised by the verdict.
"Zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in Florida law, gave the jury little other choice," he wrote.
New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz wrote an anti-Zimmerman Tweet but quickly deleted it.
"Thoroughly confused," he wrote. "Zimmerman doesn't last a year before the hood catches up to him."
Rapper Talib Kweli expressed hope that Martin's family will receive justice.
"The way this Zimmerman case divides us shows how far we still have to go as a country," he wrote.
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3 HOURS AGOBTraymartin9
God blessed Me & Sybrina with Tray and even in his death I know my baby proud of the FIGHT we along with all of you put up for him GOD BLESS
4 HOURS AGOBTraymartin9
Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY
4 HOURS AGOShaheemReid
As angry and hurt and confused as we all are, Trayvon's family is feeling a million times worse. Let us continue to pray for them.
4 HOURS AGOUncleRUSH
say a prayer for Trayvon Martin's family.
7 HOURS AGOMMFlint
Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?
3 HOURS AGOTreySongz
Can't even gather words to express my hurt for Trayvon's family. Devastated
4 HOURS AGOicecube
The Trayvon Martin verdict doesn't surprise me. Stanford, FL never wanted Zimmerman arrested. Now he's free to kill another child.
3 HOURS AGOochocinco
Zimmerman is a free man but is he really FREE...
4 HOURS AGOTalibKweli
Talib Kweli Greene
The way this Zimmerman case divides us shows how far we still have to go as a country. I pray Trayvon's family receives justice.
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Christine C. Quinn
Today’s acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case is a shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice for Trayvon
2 HOURS AGO
JIM LOKAY@LOKAY·4 HOURS AGO
I give Zimmerman a week
4 HOURS AGOFauxJohnMadden
Faux John Madden
George Zimmerman no jail time. Plaxico Burress served 2 years for shooting himself. America!
4 HOURS AGOpseudojessica
If we're going to focus on it... then let's focus more on Trayvon and less on George.
3 HOURS AGOREPLYRETWEETFAVORITESHAQ
George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow
4 HOURS AGOTheRealMikeEpps
George Zimmerman found not guilty....are you freaking kidding me??? Justice system moved back 100 years
4 HOURS AGObazecraze
If only Zimmerman had taken this long to decide if someone was guilty.
7 HOURS AGOpiersmorgan
RIP Trayvon Martin.
4 HOURS AGOlenadunham
No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn't matter.
4 HOURS AGONoHookerNoPeace
If Zimmerman had shot a deer without a hunting license he would have received more punishment.
4 HOURS AGOKevinHart2ReaI
Michael Vick went to jail for killing a DOG and Zimmerman killed a innocent human and goes free
4 HOURS AGOrealDonaldTrump
Donald J. Trump
Zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in Florida law, gave the jury little other choice
3 HOURS AGOMTVBananas
BREAKING NEWS: George Zimmerman found not guilty! In related news, @eHarmony finds #Zimmerman a match, her name is Casey Anthony.
3 HOURS AGOrobdelaney
Even though Zimmerman was found not guilty, I still don't recommend armed vigilantism, stalking and/or manslaughter, i.e. the things he did.
3 HOURS AGOAllenBrewr
God will deal with Zimmerman
3 HOURS AGOOfficialAdamYan
Zimmerman found not guilty. Sad situation but that's the right call. No solid evidence for him to be guilty.
3 HOURS AGOsolangeknowles
#JusticeForTrayvon Justice for Trayvon Martin. Justice for Jordan Davis. Justice for Brandon Pettiford. Justice for Kendrick Johnson.
A DAY AGOdsness_6
Guilty or not guilty, Trayvon Martin is gone and George Zimmerman took his life and will never be freed from that.
3 HOURS AGOiamdiddy
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO TRAYVON'S FAMILY!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!
3 HOURS AGOVrob125
It could have been me. It could have been my son. We've got to protect them from the #Zimmermans of the world and their helpers.#Trayvon
3 HOURS AGO
Christine Quinn is the speaker of the NY City Council, and a candidate for mayor. Lena Dunham is the writer/producer/star of HBO's Girls, and the creater of that idiotic Obama ad about losing your political virginity. There are a few other celebrities up there, most of whom disgraced themselves with their comments, and a bunch that I've never heard of, but I'm sure that the left won't disappoint us in displaying their vitriol.