Hollywood Slams Verdict in George Zimmerman Trial
George Zimmerman has been found not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. A jury of six women acquitted Zimmerman of second-degree murder Saturday.
The case drew intense interest in the media and Hollywood, with many notable tweeters sharing their displeasure with the jury’s findings as well as their prayers for Trayvon’s family after the verdict.
Lena Dunham tweeted her thoughts were with the slain teenagers mother and “everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn’t matter.” The Wire alum Michael K. Williams called it “a sad day for justice in America,” while Mia Farrow simply wrote “this sucks.” On the other end of the spectrum, conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted "Hallelujah."
Find more reactions below. This post will be updated throughout the evening.
No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn't matter.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 14, 2013
What a sad day for justice in America— Michael K Williams (@BKBMG) July 14, 2013
this sucks— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2013
Not Guilty?! Micheal Vick goes to jail for torturing dogs and Zimmerman goes free for killing a young brother who looks like me? #NoWords— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) July 14, 2013
Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) July 14, 2013
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO TRAYVON'S FAMILY!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!— Diddy (@iamdiddy) July 14, 2013
I can't handle this. All that really matters are Trayvon's parents, and making sure nothing like this ever happens again.— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) July 14, 2013
RIP Trayvon Martin.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 14, 2013
Florida. Wow.— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) July 14, 2013
This isn't hard. Zimmerman's actions were atrocious and shameful. Stay in your car, wait on the cops, Trayvon Martin is alive today. PERIOD.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 14, 2013
This is a shameful decision by the jury. Had Zimmerman not considered Trayvon a suspect, and followed him, Trayvon would be alive today.— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 14, 2013
Zimmerman found not guilty. This is unbelievable.— Sarah Colonna (@sarahcolonna) July 14, 2013
Michael Vick went to jail for killing dogs... But Zimmerman can go free?— Robbie Jones (@TheRobbieJones) July 14, 2013
My heart hurts for Trayvon and his family, so sad man #GodBless— Anthony Morrow (@MrAnthonyMorrow) July 14, 2013
#trayvon thinking of him and his family at this time....— Meghan Markle (@meghanmarkle) July 14, 2013
#zimmermanverdict this is a sad moment, because a life was lost, and trayvon's family will feel more pain.— Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) July 14, 2013
Hallelujah!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) July 14, 2013
Sickened by today's verdict. Stand ur ground law is legalized murder. #IAmTrayvon— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) July 14, 2013
To the jurors on the trayvon case SHAME ON YOU. May you never feel the heartbreak Trayvons family feels. How can you live with yourselves?— Ellen Pompeo (@EllenPompeo) July 14, 2013
This is not "only" about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We must change laws that promote injustice— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 14, 2013