As if it’s not bad enough that Trayvon Martin lost his life at the hands of a gun-wielding racist, one Florida entrepreneur has decided to capitalize on the tragedy in the most disgusting way possible. An unidentified seller produced hoodies with a gun range target on the front in an attempt to make money off the loss of a life. The anonymous person sent an email to local Florida news station explaining that their goal was solely to “make money off the controversy.”
Orlando’s WKMG Local 6, spotted an ad for the sweatshirts on a website auctioning off firearms. Although the promotion has since been pulled, the hoodies sold out in just two days, proving that the racists thread runs deep in America.
Mike O’Mara, lawyer to Martin’s accused killer, George Zimmerman, distanced himself from the controversy, blasting the sweatshirts as “the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility.” O’Mara went on to site the sweatshirts, resembling what the 17-year-old wore on the night that he was shot and killed by Zimmerman, as damaging his client’s attempt at receiving a fair trial.
Zimmerman was released from prison after posting $150,000 bail, and has received nearly $500,000 in donations from his supporters. It’s not clear whether or not said supporters also used their funds to purchase one of these disrespectful sweatshirts, but we wouldn’t put it past them.
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