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As we all may know, 17 year old Trayvon Martin was killed two years ago by neighborhood watch coordinator, George Zimmerman. Known through the case by owning a Black hooded sweater, Skittles, and Arizona Iced Tea the moments of his death, the world supports his would-have-been 19th birthday today by patronizing the sorts. Many top social media platforms- Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter site #RememberTrayvonMartin and #RIPTrayvonMartin as today's trending topic.
Despite the beauty that lies in national support of his life, craze fills the net with promotion of a "Celebrity Boxing Match' between killer George Zimmerman prospectively against artists like rapper DMX, The Game and former Dad-ager Michael Lohan. DMX is said to be the likely opponent as opposed to The Game's too high payment demands. Although this fight would seemingly allow those in fury with Zimmerman an attempt to closely reciprocate his effects on young Trayvon Martin, Rev. Al Sharpton said it best stating,
"We must be very careful not to glorify or in any way sidestep the implications of making someone whose only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin into a cultural celebrity or hero".
My biggest frustrations with this fight is the publicity Zimmerman will very well receive throughout the process. Despite the promoters reassurance of donations to charity, I refuse to support his promotion of self neither possible income. Many have expressed similar perspectives by initiating petitions urging the cancellation of the fight. I've signed two so far.
Will you be tuning in to this fight or signing the petitions?