George Zimmerman’s Trayvon Martin Painting Is Appalling, Tasteless, And Totally Fake


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There are plenty of reasons to be angry with George Zimmerman but selling a painting of Trayvon Martin isn’t one of them.

The internet became outraged today after a story claiming that the notorious neighborhood watchman had sold a painting of the young man he killed for $30,000 went viral.  The story, which features some fake quotes and some photoshop, was original posted on the site The News Nerd.

The News Nerd quotes Zimmerman saying: “Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences.”

The story also shows a photo of George Zimmerman holding a painting. The painting shows Trayvon Martin in font of an American flag and above the words “Justice For All.” Needless to say, the internet was outraged to hear that Zimmerman was profiting off of Martin’s death.

Like all good hoaxes, the story about George Zimmerman’s Trayvon Martin painting had a few elements of truth to it. After the trial, Zimmerman did take up painting as a way to work through his emotions.

Zimmerman said back in January: “Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences … My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors.”

photo credit: cisc1970 via photopin cc


Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.

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