George Zimmerman, the Florida man notorious for winning a murder charge acquittal after the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is obsessed with what people say about him on social media, at least according to a close source.
People reports that Zimmerman, 31, continues to show strange behavior on social media accounts, especially Twitter, where he recently accused President Obama of being a race baiter. Even more bizarre, according to a close source, is that Zimmerman seems completely obsessed with what others say about him online.
“Twitter is a delusional thing. You get a false sense of who your supporters are. And I feel like he’s falling into that trap. I do hope that he’ll step away from the computer and live his life. The Twitter thing isn’t doing him any favors.”
A quick glimpse at his Twitter posts show that Zimmerman is becoming increasingly aggressive against people who call him out and remind him of the 2012 incident he was involved in that left a teenager dead.
Essence reports that he recently retweeted a photo of Martin’s dead body lying on the grass, which Twitter removed a few days later. Zimmerman, however, didn’t feel he owed anyone an apology. In fact, he seems offended that Twitter users are still referring to him as a “murderer” even after he was acquitted by a Florida jury.
Zimmerman also resorted to underhanded racial slurs, calling a Twitter user an “ape” before threatening to block the user.
The 31-year-old didn’t stop at just insults. Earlier this year, he retweeted the phone number of a Tennessee man, Micah Williams, who was allegedly behind in child support payment. Yet, a representative for Williams claims that the Tennessee auto mechanic doesn’t know Zimmerman and never had any encounters online with him.
“There is no relationship, business or personal, between Mr. Micah Williams and George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman is attempting to badger Mr. Williams by publicizing Mr. Williams’ phone numbers as his own.”
Ironically, People reports, Zimmerman sued Roseanne Barr in 2012 for $637,000 after she retweeted his parents’ address.
Without the fuel to light his fire, Zimmerman may not be as talkative and defensive on social media, but the former neighborhood watchman receives constant praises for his outlandish behavior, with many people tweeting compliments to him, followed by the hashtag #BlueLivesMatter, although Zimmerman was never a police officer.
In the midst of the Twitter feud, Zimmerman hasn’t mentioned the lives that were torn apart after family members lost a son in what most consider one of the most senseless acts of 2012.
Martin’s parents, mother Sybrina Fulton and father Tracy Martin, have fought for justice for their son since his death, but they are constantly reminded of the incident via social media. Instead of feuding back with Zimmerman, Tracey Martin uses his Twitter account to promote the Trayvon Martin Foundation and to focus on the positive aspects of fatherhood.