“Trayvon Martin was a dangerous thug who needed to be put down like a rabid dog.”- Todd Kincannon
GOP Leader Tweets Racist Comments About Trayvon Martin
Former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon is known for making racist statements on Twitter, but his latest series of tweets has caused an uproar on the Internet and even brought on death threats.
Via HuffPo reports:
During the Super Bowl Sunday evening, Kincannon sent out a wave of racially-charged tweets bashing the game, including one that referenced Trayvon Martin.
On HuffPost Live Monday, Kincannon defended his tweets, claiming that they were nothing more than satire, but that they highlight just how politicized the Trayvon Martin case has become.
“The left has decided that Trayvon Martin was just this perfect little angel,” Kincannon said. “He was a thug. He
tweeted about drug use. This guy, he was a criminal, and the left has decided to make him some sort of martyr. That is what I don’t understand.”
Kincannon’s inciteful words about Martin didn’t end with those made during the Super Bowl. On Monday, Kincannon went as far as comparing Martin to Columbine gunmen Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris.
Speaking to HuffPost Live’s Jacob Soboroff and Alyona Minkovski, Kincannon tried to argue that the response to his statements are because he is a conservative. He said he understands some find his words to be “tasteless,” but that it’s time for Americans to be able to say what they actually think without being afraid.
“I stand for free speech and I stand for honest speech, and I think more people need to use it,” Kincannon said.
What do you think of this idiot’s tweets? Guys like this don’t even deserve elevated discourse. We recommend blocking him and reporting him as lice on Twitter.