George Zimmerman, the man found acquitted of second-degree murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin, will participate in a Celebrity Boxing Match against Rapper DMX on March 1st. Outrage has poured across the internet and petitions have been created to stop the fight.
George Zimmerman has teamed up with Celebrity Boxing founder, Damon Feldman for the fight. According to RapRadarOnline.com, Feldman received over 5,000 emails from people volunteering to fight Zimmerman. Not because they think it will be entertaining, but to fight for the justice of Trayvon Martin and to stop him from continuing to stay in the limelight for the controversies he has stirred up following his acquittal.
According to Zimmerman’s challenger, DMX, during an interview with TMZ, “[I’m boxing for] every black person who has been done wrong in the system.”
“I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up. Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my d**k out and piss on him … right in his muthaf**kin face. Zimmerman is a piece of s**t and that’s what he needs to drink.”
But is this really justice for Trayvon, or every other black person who has been done wrong in the system? If DMX wins the fight, will it make up for Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin?
In my opinion, “H*LL NO!” This is a pure contradiction to what we have been fighting for since the death of Trayvon. DMX, The Game and anyone who has entertained this fight should be ashamed of themselves. These rappers, who SHOULD be role models to young african-american men, should have enough sense to not even associate themselves with this nonsense.
It is one thing to be upset about the injustice of Trayvon Martin and others in the black community, but to entertain a Celebrity Boxing match against Zimmerman is completely unacceptable. In fact, this fight will give Zimmerman more pride, money and attention while giving the black community an even worse reputation.
I think any and everything should be done to prevent this fight from happening. There is currently a petition to stop the fight at WhiteHouse.gov.
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