George Zimmerman, the man responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death, has found himself embroiled in controversy yet again. It has been revealed that his username on the social media website MySpace is: ‘datniggytb.’ Family members say that this was an innocent nickname and that he did not mean to make a racist remark. They said “that was an old nickname his black friends gave him.” The Daily Caller reports:
George Zimmerman, the Hispanic Floridian who killed black teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, had a MySpace account whose username was “datniggytb,” The Daily Caller has learned.
According to a family member whose identity The Daily Caller has agreed not to reveal for safety reasons, the “datniggytb” name is not a racial slur, but a friendly nickname that referred to George himself.
“That was an old nickname his black friends gave him,” the Zimmerman family member said. “He didn’t have an issue with the profile name.”
Asked about the significance of the letters “tb” at the end of the username, the family member insisted that they did not stand for Trayvon Benjamin, his shooting victim’s first and middle names.
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