Don West’s daughter’s Instagram pic of a smiling trio enjoying vanilla ice cream cones and a caption about defeating “stupidity” has stunned the Zimmerman trial watchers on Twitter, as the image reads as stunningly callous, insensitive, and unprofessional given the serious nature of proceedings.
Earlier, Don West’s knock knock joke on the day the Trayvon Martin trial kicked off stunned and horrified those inside the courtroom as well as in the media, given the fact that a teenage boy lay dead as the case’s precipitate.
But the “stupidity” cones Instagram sent by Don West’s daughter Molly West, who has since deleted her @MollyWestttt Twitter and Instagram accounts following harsh reaction to the insulting image, would almost make you forget West spent his day arguing the details of an event during which a 17-year-old was shot in the chest and died of his wound.
Many on the web are concluding the victory lap image posted by Don West’s daughter Molly refers to the prosecution’s star witness, Rachel Jeantel, who was mocked, cajoled and insulted by West across more than five hours of testimony.
As Jeantel wept recalling the trauma of being the last friendly person Trayvon Martin interacted with while he was alive, overhearing the start of his shooting death, fearing the sight of his body and thus avoiding the wake, and dreading recalling their son’s last moments to parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, a whiter and more privileged girl was posting this message to the internet:
We beat stupidity celebration cones #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit
“Dad killed it.” In a trial in which a minor child has died and Don West’s stupidity cones celebrate testimony made about that teenager’s death, Molly West finds this to be an appropriate thing to say about the proceedings.
Below is the image in its entirety before someone scrubbed it from all the younger West’s social accounts. Though the “stupidity” celebration image has been nuked, Global Grind grabbed and archived this image.
— Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) June 28, 2013
Do you think Don West lacks compassion for the family of the victim, and is this a mockery of the Martin family’s pain?