Tweet From Fake Will Smith Account References Trayvon Martin And Kim Kardashian
A fake tweet attributed to Will Smith that connected the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin to the flour bombing of Kim Kardashian has gone viral on Twitter. The alleged tweet says “WE live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who KILLED Trayvon Martin is still free.”
A screenshot of the tweet has also circulated attributing it to the account of @RealWillSmith and including a picture of the actor. The account @RealWillSmith actually belongs to a white man from Nashville, TN. The real Will Smith does not have a publicly known Twitter and there is no record of him saying the quote. Among the people who have retweeted the fake Smith quote are Spike Lee, Rosie O’Donnell and Omarosa.
This is not the first fake tweet associated with the killing of Trayvon Martin. The @RealFerrelWill twitter account tweeted “R.I.P. Trayvon Martin,” they wrote. “For every R-T this tweet gets, $1 will be donated to the #TrayvonMartin Foundation, which helps counteract racism.” Hundreds of people retweeted the offer, including Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, before they realized it was a fake.