Sunday, July 14, 2013
Celebrities React to George Zimmerman Verdict
The world is still in complete shock after George Zimmerman, who has confessed to killing teenager Trayvon Martin, was acquitted of committing any crime. After the "not guilty" verdict was read a few days ago, hundreds of celebrities posted their thoughts on Twitter.
Here's what just a few of them had to say:
Diddy: "#myTruth I am blessed to have 6 beautiful kids. I'm hurt and I'm mad as hell! My heart goes out to the family. He followed him! (Expletive) That!"
Jordin Sparks: "What is happening?!"
Solange Knowles: "Is this not what our ancestors, grandfathers and fathers fought for...? Now I will be fighting for my son..."
Lupe Fiasco: "The case should have never been televised as the potential to antagonize US race relations was, in my dumb, opinion too risky & unnecessary"
Jennifer Hudson: "I can't help but think of what my mama use to say " If u think u seen it all just keep on living"
Steve Harvey: "A Child is Dead & The Man that Killed Him is Free & Again The Child is Black...My Country Tis of Thee?"
Kate Walsh: "Zimmerman verdict sickens me."
Questlove: "this might be in bad taste but in light of this verdict? i really INSIST you people see Fruitvale Station not now but RIGHT NOW"
Alec Baldwin: "Florida is a parallel universe. A (expletive) one."
Tom Arnold: "Dear Son, I love you and there is no shame in running away from creepy a-- crackers. #nojustice"
Donald 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"
Chris Brown: "Bull----!"
Gabrielle Union: "Help! What's the proper procedure when you're followed by a random armed nutbag returning home from getting candy & iced tea?"
Whoopi Goldberg: "My heart is with trayvon martins family tonight, so my focus on them. No one else really matters"
Jaleel White: "I can't ..."
Mandy Moore: "My heart is heavy...for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful."
Russell Simmons: "I know many people are very upset about the verdict, but we must remain peaceful. No matter what, remain peaceful."
Nicki Minaj: "And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica"
Rihanna: "This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily"
John Legend: "My heart hurts"
Mario Lopez: "Hope people don't misbehave after hearing this verdict... Pray for the Martin family."
Shaquille O'Neil: "George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow"
Miley Cyrus: "No justice. No peace."
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