Trending: Celebs Take to Social Media to Raise Awareness of Slain Teenager
Now more than ever, social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter are becoming an outlet for many celebs to inform their followers about worthy causes that need mass attention.
Now trending is the case of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin, who was gunned down in a gated community by a neighborhood watchman.
On February 26 of this year, a 17 year-old-boy named Trayvon Martin was shot in Florida by a man who claimed to be a neighborhood watchman in a gated community. The boy was unarmed and walking through the community when he was pursued by George Zimmerman — who claimed the boy looked “suspicious.” At some point during the pursuit of the boy, Zimmerman shot and killed him, claiming that he felt “threatened.”
There has been an outcry by many celebrities to bring attention to this case, specifically that the killer is still free and has yet to be charged with the murder. From Anderson Cooper to Gabrielle Union, Star Jones, and John Legend, here’s what some celebs are saying about this very controversial case:
#TrayvonMartin case has exposed some ppl as monsters…not just Zimmerman but ANY1 who makes excuses 4 a man who kills an unarmed child — Gabrielle Union
this is real Trayvon martin was only 17 years old! if we let this slide they will keep killin 17 year olds your kid will be next! — Wyclef Jean
Anyone who thinks that the struggle is over or that you live in a “post-racial society” because our President has brown skin. #TrayvonMartin — Star Jones
Do you think if #trayvonmartin had been white would he have been labeled “suspicious?” Would his shooter have been arrested? — Anderson Cooper
I’m gonna keep sending this out until justice is served. Racial profiling on our people has got to end. #trayvonmartin — Janelle Monae
As seen last week with the massive spreading of the KONY viral video, there seems to be no limit to amount of people that can be reached when word begins to spread on a socially relevant cause.
What do you think about this case? Do you think there will be justice for Trayvon? Let us know in the comments.