Zimmerman Verdict Reactions


The not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of George Zimmerman sparked a wave of reactions on Twitter. While many well-known celebrities and athletes expressed frustration with the verdict and sympathy for Trayvon Martin’s family, others expressed more anger and cynicism. Here’s a look.


This is America waddya expect The only thing u aren’t allowed to kill in an instant is a fetus. Hey Zim, find another hobby now that u won” — Bill Maher, host of Real Time with Bill Maher


Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death… DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE? — Michael Moore, filmmaker


The Trayvon Martin verdict doesn’t surprise me. Stanford, FL never wanted Zimmerman arrested. Now he’s free to kill another child. — Ice Cube, rapper


Count down to Zimmerman becoming FOX analyst begins… — Adam McKay, screenwriter, Anchorman


If u really believe racism isnt a massive problem, that the oppression of minorities is not a horrific and systemic issue. U R in denial — Ellen Page, actress, Juno


To the jurors on the trayvon case SHAME ON YOU. May you never feel the heartbreak Trayvons family feels. How can you live with yourselves — Ellen Pompeo, actress, Grey’s Anatomy


It’s 2013 and an American jury just acquitted a man who admitted to stalking and killing an unarmed child. — Richard Dreyfus, actor


Hanging out in a gated community with a gun, looking for some suspicious characters today. — Rainn Wilson, actor, The Office


A Child is Dead & The Man that Killed Him is Free & Again The Child is Black…My Country Tis of Thee — Steve Harvey, talk-show host


“Ugh, my tummy turns. RT “@RonanFarrow: American justice: still colorblind (as long as you’re white).” — Katy Perry, singer


And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica — Nicki Minaj, singer and judge, American Idol


No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn’t matter. — Lena Dunham, creator of Girls


Florida injustice dept: I now understand why OJ moved to your state… #shocked my heart bleeds for the family of #trayvonmartin — Adam Shankman, judge on So You Think You Can Dance


Wow. So Florida… just to be clear, when is it NOT okay to track down and shoot an unarmed teenager #RipTrayvonMartin” — James Van Der Beek, actor, Dawson’s Creek


This sucks — Mia Farrow, actress


No justice. No peace. — Miley Cyrus, singer


This is not only” about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We mustchange laws that promote injustice” — Russell Simmons, music producer


Ok.. Help me out. Treyvon got killed because he just outta nowhere decided to attack and try and kill Zimmerman — Ice T, musician and actor


There are black people in prison serving 10 to 20years for petty drug crimes…and zimmerman walks for killing a younge black man #ouch” — will.i.am, musician


Disgusting. This is the second tragic night in the Martin household. — Nia Vardalos, actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Florida. Wow. — Kristen Schaal, actress, The Daily Show


Is this not what our ancestors, grandfathers and fathers fought for… Now I will be fighting for my son…” — Solange Knowles, singer


unarmed teenagers have a right to public space – without owning armed citizens any explanation as to their equal right to the sidewalk — John Cusack, actor, Grosse Pointe Blank


The way this Zimmerman case divides us shows how far we still have to go as a country — Talib Kweli, rapper


Help! What’s the proper procedure when you’re followed by a random armed nutbag returning home from getting candy & iced tea — Gabrielle Union, actress


All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid — Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons (White later apologized.)


Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him. — Victor Cruz, wide receiver, New York Giants (Cruz later apologized.)


Living in a world where you fight dogs; you could lose everything (Mike Vick). If you kill a black man you’re not guilty! #INjusticeSystem — Stevie Johnson, Buffalo Bills


America justice system is a joke. — Kendrick Perkins, Oklahoma City Thunder


Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait… — Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat


Reactions to the not-guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman were swift and emotionally charged, as those who opposed the verdict took to the streets to protest. Pictured, protesters rally in Los Angeles.


Marches in Los Angeles on Sunday and Monday saw outbreaks of violence as demonstrators vandalized buildings and tangled with police trying to maintain order. On Tuesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck vowed to crack down on further disturbances.


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More serious violence took place in Oakland, Calif., on the night the verdict was announced.


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Marches in most cities did not see the level of violence experienced in Los Angeles and Oakland. Pictured, a marcher carries a Trayvon Martin sign in New York City, N.Y.


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