George Zimmerman Receives Not Guilty Verdict: Celebs React
When the surprising verdict in the George Zimmerman case was announced on July 13, Americans across the country reacted online — including celebrities. Some were outraged, and others called for peace after reading hostile comments on Twitter.
George Zimmerman was accused of murdering Trayvon Martin in Florida on Feb. 26, 2012. The black teenager was unarmed at the time of the shooting, but Zimmerman claimed that he thought the teen would attack him and in turn, acted in self defense.
Critics felt that Zimmerman's actions were based on the victim's race, and the case received major national attention, including celebrities and supporters across the country protesting against him.
Here are some of the celebrity reactions to today's ruling:
Race bs is is the thing that's going to rip this country apart. Stereotyping, profiling, judgement. It's perpetuated daily on both sides.