CELEB PARENTS REACT TO ZIMMERMAN VERDICT
Harlem prays for the family of Trayvon Martin while his dad, The Game, captures him in motion. “1st Sunday after the verdict my son wakes up & says: ‘Daddy, let’s pray for Trayvon Martin’. My reply: ‘Go get your hoody son,’” tweets the star.
The rapper was one of several celebs to express disappointment in the jury’s verdict that deemed George Zimmerman not guilty of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon last year. “Put a picture of my oldest son side by side with a picture of Trayvon because that’s how blown back I am by the NOT GUILTY verdict !!!!! What if it was MY SON,” wrote the The Game. “I feel for his parents & family…… Lord knows my heart couldn’t hold the amount of pain they’re drowning in. #RIPTrayvonMartin.”
Russell Simmons also expressed heartache over the verdict making a special statement via his website, Global Grind, that sent comfort to the family and called for an end to laws that “create the environment for a tragedy like to this to ever happen again.”
Trayvon Martin was shot to death by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012, while en route to a family friend’s house in Sanford, Florida. Check out what other celebs had to say about Zimmerman’s verdict.
LoLa Monroe: “How devastating!! Praying for Trayvon’s mother and family..! Wow.”
Christina Milian: “Sad.. The Florida court system made a major fail. #RipTrayvonMartin #JusticeForTrayvon.. So unfortunate things like this happens everyday.”
The-Dream: “One day we will stop tearing each other down and face reality. Beyond entertainment a life of Color holds no weight.”
Meek Mill: “It’s not about black and white or any other race…It’s about the value of a black kid life being very low in America…With a black president.”
Kim Kardashian: “My heart goes out to Trayvon Martin’s family & loved ones. Thought & prayers being sent their way #NoJustice.”
Diddy: “My prayers go out to Trayvon’s family!!!! God Bless them!!!!”
Shaquille O’Neal: “George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow.”
Chris Paul: “WoW!!! Prayers out to the Martin family…”
Dwyane Wade: “Wow!!! Stunned!!! Saddened as a father!!! Some1 make sense of this verdict for me right now please!!! Don’t worry I’ll wait…”