George Zimmerman retweets photo of Trayvon Martin's body
A fan of George Zimmerman tweeted out an image of Trayvon Martin’s body, and Zimmerman retweeted it.
“@TheRealGeorgeZ Z-Man is a one man army,” the fan said.
The picture, which was used as evidence during the trial and shows Martin’s body lying on the ground while investigators stand nearby, was eventually taken down by Twitter, reports The Raw Story. Both the account for Zimmerman and the fan who initially tweeted out the image have remained active.
Twitter backlash about Zimmerman’s retweet was swift, including Talib Kweli tweeting his disgust.
George Zimmerman is online posting pics of Trayvon Martin's dead body right now. Let that sink in America. #blacklivesmatter
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) September 27, 2015
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 28, 2015
— Mindful Majority (@MindfulMajority) September 27, 2015
@TherealGeorgeZ George Zimmerman has a special place in hell waiting for him & I wish he would get there sooner rather than later.
— #RIPBassemMasri ? (@Delo_Taylor) September 26, 2015
Zimmerman has continued to infuriate the country via social media, with his latest tweet on Monday showing a picture of President Obama along with the caption, “If I had a race baiting President, He would look like this.”
He also recently got in trouble for getting into a fight with someone on Twitter who threatened to hit him. He responded with, “We all know how it ended for the last moron that hit me. Give it a whirl cupcake.”
Zimmerman has continued to be an active and controversial presence on Twitter ever since he was acquitted of the death of Trayvon Martin. He has continued to remain in the news not only for his inflammatory statements online but also for his brushes with the police.