There has been a wide range of reactions from celebrities after jurors cleared George Zimmerman late Saturday of all charges in the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
Beyoncé is one of the Black American celebrities who has been touched by the verdict .During her Mrs Carter Show World Tour concert at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, Beyoncé said:
“I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon.”
Young Jeezy posted a new song, “It’s a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin),” to his Facebook page with a comment: “I am in no way shape, form, or fashion … trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it.”
“This is the saddest news ever” Rihanna also tweeted in anger in today
“And our taxes paid for that trial .We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy#God Bless America” Nicki Minaj wrote in response to the trial
The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States.
George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old mixed-race Hispanic American, was the neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place. After the shooting ,Zimmerman was taken into custody, treated for head injuries, then questioned for five hours, but eventually released under the supposition the shooting was in self-defense.
After racism pressure on government , Zimmerman’s trial began on June 10, 2013, in Sanford, Florida.
On Saturday, July 13, 2013, the jury found Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and of manslaughter.