Greg Cimeno posted a picture of himself dressed as George Zimmerman, with his friend, William Filene dressed in Blackface wearing a hoodie with a bloody bullet hole in the center of the chest.
George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder after fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin through the heart on February 26, 2012. To see the pictures surface on social media networks and to real some of the comments of joy made me mad. I feel that people should even continue to acknowledge the facts that these idiots took part in wearing the costumes, instead people should let this be another time for us to think about racism in America.
The girl in the disturbing images, Caitlin Cimeno, also posted the horrifically racist and insensitive picture and described it as “just for fun.”
Is the life of a young black man worth nothing to us? A teen who was unjustly followed and murdered.Not only is this blatantly racially offensive on levels of the extreme but also completely disrespectful to the parents and family of Trayvon Martin, who’s life is now becoming a joke.
Her SOCIAL MEDIA profiles have since been made private.
Cimeno, who defended his costume as “hilarious” took to Facebook in anticipation on October 25, posting that he was making the “best Halloween costume of the year.”
The images quickly went viral.Here is what a few people had to say via Twitter regarding the picture: