Today’s perhaps unsurprising news that George Zimmerman had been arrested and charged again with a felony just months after a high profile trial in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin was a big topic of discussion on the social web, and Twitter reacted to the update in the sad-but-true progression he’s making toward becoming the real life version of “Florida man.”
The news of George Zimmerman’s arrest today was not received with surprise, but rather a sobered acceptance of the situation at hand. Reactions ranged from dark joke cracking to annoyance, and the defenses of Zimmerman made so vociferously on social sites seemed hollow and colder as the sad story was again shared and shared some more.
There were frustrated gun control advocates:
Re George Zimmerman’s ‘right’ to own guns..what about the ‘right’ of everyone he meets not to be shot or threatened by him? Utter insanity.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 18, 2013
Social media comics:
In fairness to George Zimmerman, he had just discovered his girlfriend was a bag of Skittles.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) November 18, 2013
12 tweets that are completely shocked by how quickly George Zimmerman was arrested this time. https://t.co/2JcUaK7v8F
— someecards (@someecards) November 18, 2013
George Zimmerman probably abused his new girlfriend because she was wearing a hoodie.
— RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) November 18, 2013
turns out this zimmerman guy might be a bad egg.
— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) November 18, 2013
Everyday frustrated folks:
Juror B37 is pissed off that George Zimmerman is arrested: “Ok he killed a kid and molested his wife but he is such a wonderful person”
— John (@linnyitssn) November 18, 2013
In fairness to Zimmerman, once you’ve gotten away with killing an unarmed kid it’s got to be hard to replicate the high.
— welp (@welprich) November 18, 2013
And Harvey Levin:
Anybody who defended Zimmerman before should start thinking twice https://t.co/lBGmzaI1XF
— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) November 18, 2013
How did your Twitter react to George Zimmerman’s latest arrest?