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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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  • sonja

    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

  • Verity

    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.

  • top

    @sonja:

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

  • Sky

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

  • offtheproperty

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

  • ck_always

    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.

  • TWPUMPKIN

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

  • Greg

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

  • Sad

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

  • Not Surprised

    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.

  • Simon

    @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.

  • yep

    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.

  • jodi

    @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.

  • Meh2

    No, Miley. This one isn’t about YOU.

  • offtheproperty

    @jodi: A simple case of self-defense.

  • Meeeeeee

    @top: thank you!

  • Dawna

    @Verity: NEITHER WERE WHITE YOU DAMN IDIOTS

  • Gp

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

  • Dawna

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

  • Asdfg

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

  • http://@BrandonBecker14 TruthSeeker

    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….

  • kami

    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.

  • AH

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

  • essie

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

  • Sam

    @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.

  • summer1

    BFJ……………. YOUR COMMENTS ARE RIGHT ON POINT…..I DON’T EVEN THINK WHITE MEN ARE WISE ENOUGH TO SEE IT COMING. THE “BROWNING OF AMERICA” WILL BE THE GREAT JUDICIAL EQUALIZER.

    I AGREE… AND KUDOS TO THE WHITE WOMAN !!!!!!!

  • Dave Franco

    Jesse Williams had the best response: The Prosecutions arguments were weak.

  • me

    @AH: okay thanks. but the fact that he’s still not white was my point.

  • http://www.justjared.com nadirah

    @Offtheproperty:The only one showing ignorance about this is you b*tch! She gave her heartfelt opinion about this travesty, just like everyone else who is upset about this! Get a life you sick lowlife!

  • http://www.justjared.com nadirah

    @Meh2: This isn’t about anyone but trayvon not getting justice! Miley gave her disappointment over this trial just as all these other celebs did! you have no right to call her out on this! Stfu sick b*tch and get a life!

  • These comments are disgusting

    A life was not lost, it was taken. That matters. The only living person that knows what happened is the same person that committed the crime and was just acquitted on all accounts. That matters too. Race does not matter (Zimmerman is hispanic, for one. Two, people of the same skin tone kill each other too. Please, join us in the new millenium so we can stop every injustice of the past from repeating), your opinions cannot change the verdict…so shove your first-person-label-profiling comments back up your asses with the rest of your shit. YOU ARE ALL PEOPLE. End of story. Celebrities are speaking up about this topic just like the rest of the world so you look moronic attacking them for it when you’re on a CELEBRITY SITE. And to “Not Surprised,” what would you like them to do? Subject themselves to every stereotype? Quote civil rights leaders on the daily? Drag on this race war that needs to come to an end? Because other successful people don’t do that, so why should they? All that would do is keep you seeing in black and white and let race prevent you from seeing what kind of person they are.

  • Really

    ” The Browning Of America”. The rules of war states that to conquer a nation you first breed out your enemy by impregnating their women. The great equalizer has more than begun.

  • http://www.justjared.com nadirah

    @Kami: ARE YOU STUPID, OF COURSE EVERYONE INCLUDING MILEY CYRUS KNOWS WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DID MORON! Don’t EVER assume stupid sh*t like that you ignorant b*tch! All she said was I feel sick #riptravonmartin, how does THAT seem like she DOESN’T know about this case that has been going on for YEARS? You stupid cow! Get a life you imbecile!

  • offtheproperty

    @Really: When everyone is brown who’s going to be left for you to obsess over, fixate on, objectify and fail completely to ever begin to understand or truly love?

  • ME

    @Not Surprised:

    SIT DOWN FOOL.

    your in for a RUDE awakening.

    BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. TOO BAD FOR YOU. heh

  • Kim

    Most of these celebs probably did not follow the trial and really have no idea what actually happened. Of course if they supported GZ they would be run out of tinsletown. Has GZ been fully Hispanic they wouldn’t have cared.

  • ME

    JUST JARED!!

    YOU SHOULD NOT BE POSTING RACIST AND DEROGATORY
    COMMENTS>

    SHAME ON YOU.

  • Jody

    @Simon: Half hispanic!! The other half is JEWWWWW

  • Eva.

    Stupid commenters make me laugh… Hello 90% of interracial crime are blacks committing them on whites… Every day some white person is being beaten, rapped or killed by a black person in America. That the facts from FBI statics … Any many blacks perpetrators walk.. And white people don”t go and start riots because of it, but any time some black person is harmed and it isn’t from another black person, then blacks get up in arms and want ” justice” , which really has nothing to do with justice or the law.

  • Jody

    @imwhiteandproud: Something tells me your asian or latino

  • justiceontheway

    I AGREE I DON’T THINK WHITE MEN (WHITE AMERICA) SEE IT COMING. INSTEAD OF MAKING RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT TRAYVON MARTIN, YOUR TIME SHOULD BE SPENT RALLYING TOGETHER IN MEETINGS, TO FIGURE WHY YOUR WHITE WOMEN ARE ABANDONING YOUR OUTDATED ASSES AND CREATING RACIAL GENOCIDE OF YOUR POPULATION.

    THE WAR IS WELL ON IT’S WAY TO ERADICATING OUTDATED WHITE MEN. I AGREE WITH THE ABOVE STATEMENT!!!
    THANK YOU TO THE WHITE WOMAN. THE GREAT EQUALIZER HAS BEGUN.

  • Nimme

    Zimmerman had a broken nose and needed stitches in his skull, while the “little kid “… Who was actually 17 , over 6 feet tall and who was a thug had no injures besides the bullet … But Zimmerman 5’7 out of shape 40 year old was supposed do what when he got jumped and beaten by the “little kid” nothing, so while getting his head rammed against the cement floor , screaming for help not use his gun, because the” little kid ” was black and all the race baiters would go mental.

  • essie

    Well maybe if Zimmerman listened to the cops and didn’t go after him, he could have avoided getting “jumped and beaten by a lil kid”. Zimmerman is 29 by the way.

  • Justice for George Z

    Who gives a shizzle what celebrities like brainless twit Minaj thinks? Justice was served. Six Floridians agreed that George Zimmerman is not guilty of second degree murder OR manslaughter. He’s not guilty, period. He should have never been charged, this is a freaking travesty. You can’t charge someone for killing in self-defense.

    The MEDIA swayed all of you hapless lefties. You’re so stupid you can’t even look at facts. I pity you fools.

  • Nik

    LIFE IN OBAMA’S POST-RACIAL AMERICA: Twitter Lynch Mob Threatens To Kill George Zimmerman. I hope someone will report all these threatening tweets to the FBI.

  • Ava

    ZIMMEMAN Not Guilty. This is a prosecution that never should have been brought — as, indeed, the responsible authorities had already concluded before the case was turned into a political circus. But count on Obama, Sharpton, et al., to use this to promote racial division.

  • GOOP

    @offtheproperty

    Uh zimmerman isn’t white and he didn’t get beat up. No Zimmerman DNA anywhere on Tray but Zimmerman’s fingerprints on Tray’s waistband. What was Tray supposed to do when this creepy guy attacked him?

    BTW He was 17 years old. No way he can own a gun and carry it around like pretend cop Zimmerman.

  • Can’t make this stuff up

    “So a Hispanic shoots a black and is acquitted by women jury, but it’s still white men’s fault.”

  • horace

    @Dawna:

    Uh …. no George Zimmerman knows what happened that night. That is why he changed his story five times and lied incessantly. Also — Tray knows what happened. But he is with God so there you go. I wonder which right-winger will claim God talked to her/him and told them George Zimmerman is innocent. I will NEVER believe it. And his grinning and giggling when the verdict came down is abysmally no-class behavior. Mind my words he will hurt someone again. And Florida gave him back his gun to make sure of it.

  • Damian

    This is sickening. If you get behind the wheel of a car drunk and kill someone you are guilty vehicular manslaughter. But if you leave the safety of your house where you where in no danger and where told to stay by a 911 operator, and you take a gun, pursue an unarmed child and shoot him you go free. This is a sad, sad country we live in.

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