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Celebs React to George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

Celebs React to George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty for second degree murder and manslaughter for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

The 29-year-old neighborhood watch coordinator for a gated community told the jury that he had shot the 17-year-old teenager in self defense and was acquitted of all charges.

The not guilty verdict, which was reached after a one month trial, has lead many celebrities voicing their opinions.

“This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily,” Rihanna tweeted after hearing the verdict.

Click inside to read reactions from many celebrities…

Miley Cyrus: “I feel sick. #RipTrayvonMartin.”

Nicki Minaj: “May God console the Martins at this time; as well as every other family that’s gone though this type of injustice.”

Evan Rachel Wood: “It was amazing to see all those pro-life supporters at the Zimmerman trial standing up for Trayvon Martin, wasnt it?”

Miguel: “shame, reputation always gets the benefit of the doubt. harsh reality. #Trayvon.”

Wyclef Jean: “May God be with the family of Trayvon Martin”

Lena Dunham: “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.”

John Legend: “My heart hurts.”

Mandy Moore: “My heart is heavy…for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful.”

Sophia Bush: “The wind is more than knocked out of me… My heart aches for this boy’s family. Justice System? I don’t think so. #justicefortrayvon.”

Diddy: “GEORGE ZIMMERMAN FOUND NOT GUILTY – http://bit.ly/10TQvni @RevoltTV #NOJUSTICENOPEACE.”

Jesse Williams: “Verdict emblematic of a culture rooted in bloodthirsty cowardice. Prosecution’s execution was alarmingly weak throughout. #ZimmermanTrial.”

Russell Simmons: “Prayers for the Martin family. … Only God knows what was on Zimmerman mind but the gun laws and stand your ground laws must change.”

will.i.am: “What’s wrong with the world mama!!! #whereIStheLOVE #zimmermanVSamerica”

Kate Walsh: “Zimmerman verdict sickens me.”

Lance Bass: “That he didn’t get at least manslaughter blows my mind. Heart hurts for the Martin family.”

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# 1

celebs always pick the best time to famewhoring. just keep on calling paps while buying coffee. That’s what you do best. And if you have cankles please hide them #Minka Kelly

# 2

That is the U.S. justice system for you. If George Zimmerman had been black and Trayvon Martin white, he would have been dead before trial.

# 3

@sonja:

or they are just commenting like everyone else in america right now

# 4

There is something wrong with the world when this Happened’s….bast**d took a life and gets away with it.

# 5
offtheproperty @ 07/13/2013 at 11:37 pm

They’re standing up for African-Americans’ rights to beat the **** out of white people and get away with it.

# 6

People are still shocked over the justice system? Come on now, how dumb can you be. This isn’t the first time, this won’t be the last time, move along.

# 7

These celebs don’t give a crap about Trevon Martin. All they care about is getting their names in the news.

# 8

In America, you can be shot for carrying a bag of skittles, and in America, you can get away with murder.

# 9

This is the result of the pro-gun, wannabe cowboy mindset in America. Sick and sad.

Not Surprised @ 07/13/2013 at 11:48 pm

Why did everyone think he would go to jail for killing a black kid. Black people are still second class citiizens in America. Every time a black person becomes successful, the first thing they do is try to remind people they are everything except BLACK. Just like Tiger Woods and Beyonce.

@Verity: George Zimmerman wasn’t white, he was Hispanic. Most people complaining about the verdict really have no idea what happened during the trial, or what really happened that night. According to the evidence, it was self defense. I don’t believe he should be sent to death row for that. I do however think that he shouldn’t get off scot-free either. He serve at least for man slaughter.

None of the celebrities commenting have ever served on a murder trial. It is hard yet as a juror you have to base the verdict on the evidence. The manslaughter was thrown in at the last minute because the prosecutor most likely realized that he didn’t present a guilty verdict. I have never seen that happen before where they add on at the end of the trial. Murder trial verdicts are very hard on everyone there are no “winners”. A life has been taken and life has changed for families and jurors. You don’t just walk away after a verdict and still not feel the pain for the families. May God comfort all of them.

@offtheproperty: are you dumb? Zimmerman killed an innocent teenager . He followed him(even though he was told not to) and killed him. & “african american rights to beat the crap out of white people”? really? what about all those years where it was okay for white people to whip us,enslave us, and lynch us just because we were black. This is America, land built off of the sweat & tears of black people. Land stolen from the Native Americans. African Americans have the right to fight back now & your mad about it, Get over it. We’ll fight for justice and equality forever. & btw you idiot, George Zimmerman was mexican.

No, Miley. This one isn’t about YOU.

offtheproperty @ 07/13/2013 at 11:58 pm

@jodi: A simple case of self-defense.

@top: thank you!

@Verity: NEITHER WERE WHITE YOU DAMN IDIOTS

zimmerman is guilty!!! he needs to be in jail!!!! what is wrong with the justice?

only GOD knows what happened that night, that is why George was found not guilty

No justice. So sad…… He’s guilty. WE ALL KNOW IT. RIGHT.

Well have any of these idiots seen pictures of Zimmerman that night… He was bloody, beaten, and swollen. If you actually had a brain instead of being a sheep, you would know the case. The media will keep on refusing to tell the truth so we must dig for ourselves… My heart aches for Zimmerman, who had to spend 16 months behind bars for defending himself. Not #JusticeForTrayvon… How about #JusticeForZimmerman. I hate all these stupid people who just want to famewhore… Nuff Said….

i’m sure miley just heard about this today and has no clue who zimmerman is or what he did, but she gotta say something.

@jodi , Actually he Zimmerman has ancestry from Peru. He’s Peruvian, not Mexican. Please get your facts right.

@Dawna: Um, Trayvon was there visiting his dad. Try again, troll.

@jodi:

NEWS FLASH, we aren’t slave owners or masters, nor would we ever want to be. Our own ancestors came here and were considered second or third tier citizens. Stop blaming the people you meet for things that happened nearly 150 years ago.

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