This is just disgusting. Another day another dollar for the hatemongers trying to profit off Trayvon’s death.
An anonymous retailer is trying to make money off the Trayvon Martin controversy.
Someone is selling online shooting targets displaying the likeness of the deceased 17-year-old.
There’s no face inside the hoodie, but the bag of Skittles and the bottle of iced tea makes it clear the paper target designed for shooting practice is supposed to be Trayvon Martin. For $8 plus $7.50, sharpshooters have been able to buy a 10 pack of the targets online.
In Sanford, where George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, people are horrified.
According to this advertisement which had been posted on a popular firearms auction site, the sellers say they support Zimmerman and believe he is innocent and that he shot a thug.
People in Sanford, where Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, are horrified – including Zimmerman’s lawyer.
“This is the highest level of disgust, and, I don’t know, the lowest level of civility,” said Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara.
O’Mara says he worries how Trayvon Martin’s parents will react to this, and he’s concerned it will enflame the community even further – hurting his client.
“It’s this type of hatred – because that’s what this is, its hate-mongering – that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case,” O’Mara said.
It is still unclear who is making these targets, but in a lengthy email exchange, the seller tells wrote “my main motivation was to make money off the controversy.”
The seller would not disclose how many targets have been made, but says the response is overwhelming. The seller said he sold out of the targets in two days.
“I hope there’s a crime that we can charge that person who made that with. I’m not sure what it is, but we need to come up with one, because that’s disgusting,” O’Mara said.
The online advertisements for the targets have been taken down as of Friday.
SMH. This is a damn shame but after we read about how much money Zimmerman’s been caking for his defense online we can’t say we’re surprised at the number of hatemongers out there.