Celebs React to George Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict
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.”