Twitter's best reactions to George Zimmerman's failed gun auction and publicity stunt

It's hard to argue that Zimmerman isn't the antichrist. It's harder to craft a creative tweet about his latest move

By Brendan Gauthier
May 12, 2016 8:19PM (UTC)
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FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. A police report says a man charged with shooting at George Zimmerman on May 11, 2015, had “a fixation” on the former neighborhood watch leader. The report made public Tuesday, May 19, 2015, says 36-year-old Matthew Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution and had shown signs of paranoia, anxiety and bipolar disorder. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File via AP) (AP)

In of the most tasteless stunts in recent memory, George Zimmeran — the man charged with and acquitted of fatally shooting unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin  — announced Wednesday that he would be selling the gun he used in the killing. Thankfully, it was announced Thursday afternoon that Zimmerman's gun was removed from the auction.

If you're unfamiliar with Twitter, it's this high-decibel white noise app that you can download on your phone. Often to tweet is not to be sharing an original thought, but to echo the masses in an original way.


What do I mean?

Unless you have a verified check, no one's retweeting your straightforward "George Zimmerman is a bad person" tweet. And if no one's retweeting you, do you exist? Well, yeah. But what kind of quality of life is that?

Below is an assortment of the better reactions to George Zimmerman being George Zimmerman:





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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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