Being backed by a credible organization with good public relations is often an excellent way for a celebrity to better his or her own reputation with the masses. But the widely-hated Ku Klux Klan is not one of those organizations. George Zimmerman received support from the KKK, who defended him after the public outrage against Zimmerman soared to new heights after he re-tweeted photos of Trayvon Martin's corpse earlier this week, but the Klan's seal of approval will likely do more harm than good to George's public profile.
If you're not familiar with the history of George Zimmerman, look it up on the internet. You should have no problem finding tons of information about his racist attitudes and public statements, as the man's life has gone somewhat viral since his allegedly race-fueled shooting of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and his court case, in which he was found innocent, the next year.
There is one group that staunchly defends what Zimmerman did and claims that he is actually a victim, though: the Ku Klux Klan.
The KKK is a white supremacy group, although David Duke, former Grand Wizard (a term for leader of the Klan), would have you believe otherwise.
"I'm not a white supremacist," Duke said on last night's edition of Dr. Drew.
"I don't believe in any form of supremacism. I believe every people have a right to live and preserve themself. But I do believe the media in this country has massive hate against European Americans."
Duke then showed a picture of what Trayvon looked like at the time Zimmerman allegedly murdered him. Duke pointed out Trayvon was a "gangster," and he attempted to use that fact to justify George Zimmerman killing him.
Although Duke said he did not condone the Zimmerman re-tweet incident, he did express his sympathy for George.
"I don't support his posting of anybody that was shot. That's not good for the family, it's not good for anybody.There has, as of yet, been no word from George Zimmerman about how he feels about having the KKK on his side. There is no telling how he will react when he learns of the addition to the George Zimmerman fan club, but one can assume his reaction won't be redeeming.
"But I do understand how the man's getting kind of frustrated. He's been shot at, they've tried to kill him, he's been fond innocent in a court of law... what went on with the Trayvon Martin case is a perfect example of the racism in the mass media against European Americans."
[Insert laughter from the studio audience, who found that statement too outlandish to let go without letting their amusement be known.]
You can watch the Dr. Drew segment with Duke below.[Image via Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images and Mark Kolbe/Getty Images]