Sometimes I’m asked, “Why do you write about George Zimmerman so much?” Trust me when I say, I would rather not write about him at all. In a perfect world he would be serving the next 25 years behind bars for the killing of Trayvon Martin, but there is no perfect world and as long as Zimmerman keeps getting in my face and flaunting his disrespect for the dead, I will never stop hounding him.
Zimmerman craves attention and his latest bid for it was the announcement he had partnered with a celebrity boxing promoter named Damon Feldman to stage a fight for charity. The erstwhile opponent for the 30-year-old vigilante is rapper Earl “DMX” Summers who is 43 and fresh out of a recent stint in rehab.
“Prior to the incident, I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss,” Zimmerman told Radar.com, “A mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out.”
The “incident” Zimmerman referred to is the shooting of Martin.
DMX is eager for the match as he told TMZ.com, “I am going to beat the living fuck out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I fuck him right up.”
DMX added, “Once I am done with him, I am going to whip my dick out and piss on him … right in his muthafuckin’ face.”
The “fight” would be a three-round, pay-per-view event. There were no shortage of prospective challengers willing to punch Zimmerman in the face, but apparently they decided taking on a younger opponent might put the vigilante at too great a risk.
This is The Game. He is 6’5, 240 lbs. He didn’t much like that picture of him the Zimmerman groupies tried to pass off to trash Trayvon. He has a Trayvon tattoo on his leg. He says, “I would box him to knock him out,” adding, “I would definitely take pleasure in it. It’s legal, and I want to show him you can solve your disputes without a weapon.”
It would be a short fight. Two hits. The Game hits Zim. Zim hits the ground.
But the ref would have to check George for weapons because we know he doesn’t process getting his ass kicked real well. The last time that happened he wound up getting his ass handed to him. So he cheated and “won.”
There’s a natural, visceral and understandable urge to see Zimmerman get what little brains he has beaten out. As his ex-wife Shellie said of him, “George feels invincible.” What better way to prove that invincibility and his superiority than to take down another Black man who crosses his path?
The problem is that this wouldn’t be the delayed gratification everyone who believes Zimmerman got away with murder is craving. Zimmerman is playing us for fools. He has no remorse for what he did. He’s never apologized to The Martin family. He’s simply trying to cash in on his notoriety.
The show must not go on.
There is a petition on Change.org to put a stop to this vile farce.
It’s a scary time we live in when a child murderer and domestic abuser is granted celebrity status and the opportunity to make money off the blood and tears of his victims. Sadly that’s exactly what we’re seeing, as news broke that George Zimmerman has been chosen to fight in a televised Celebrity Boxing Match slated for March 1, according to reports.
While the allure of such a spectacle may be strong for many, we must all be mindful of the fact that each person who tunes in would be contributing to the ratings that will help line Zimmerman’s pockets. After the hysteria has died down he’ll be richer (as will whoever fights him) and we’ll be his investors, not to mention perpetrators of his false celebrity status.
We must not stand for this. We must not watch idly as Zimmerman is allowed to make a mockery of not just his victims and their families but society as a whole. This is not entertainment, but rather a shameful spectacle indicative of just how low we risk sinking as a culture if we allow ourselves to tolerate and worse, participate in, such an atrocious display of callous inhumanity.
Any venue that would host this bullshit “fight” should be picketed, any charity that would accept Zimmerman’s blood money will be boycotted and any entrance George tries to enter thru should force him to run a gauntlet of protesters lined up on both sides raining spittle and flinging flaming bags of dog crap upon him. And if no one else will do it, I will go and do it myself.
This is a monstrous travesty and a mockery of the murder of Trayvon Martin. If America has become so depraved, jaded and starved for fresh forms of “entertainment” it will tune into staged fights with a killer, then why not bring back donkeys vs. virgins shows and biting off the heads of live chickens while we’re at it?
This is an embarrassing and vulgar display of total contempt and shame on everyone involved in it and shame on anyone who would even dream of watching it.