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George Zimmerman denies he meant to retweet photo of Trayvon Martin’s dead body
‘To this date I have not, nor will I ever tweet any image of the Fultons or Martins.’
Ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting and the subsequent trial in which he was acquitted of murdering the 17-year-old, George Zimmerman has refused to keep a low profile, selling his Confederate flag art and being arrested for alleged aggravated assault.
On Monday, though, Zimmerman denied on Twitter that he meant to do what he did. Here was his statement.
Well, it’s not so hard to believe that Zimmerman would intentionally troll his detractors.
And that’s just from his Twitter feed in the past couple of weeks. Twitter did not immediately verify whether Zimmerman’s alibi for the retweet—that the original poster of the image “voluntarily selected to have all of his Twitter images flagged as potentially sensitive,” and that the image of the body was blocked on Zimmerman’s personal feed—was feasible or common.
Update 11:00pm CT, Oct. 5: A Twitter spokesperson tells the Daily Dot that Zimmerman’s explanation is possible within its platform.
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Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.