George Zimmerman Charged in Death of Trayvon Martin: Stars React On Twitter
UPDATE: A law enforcement spokesperson says Zimmerman has been charged with second degree murder and is in custody.
The law has spoken and now, so are the celebrities.
From Taraji P. Henson to Russell Simmons, Hollywood heavyweights took to Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to react to the news that George Zimmerman is expected to be charged with the death of Trayvon Martin, who was shot in Florida on Feb. 26 by George, a man claiming to be neighborhood watchman, in a gated community. Trayvon was unarmed and walking through the community when he was pursued by 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.”
But what are the celebs saying about the news?
as we proceed...we will do so with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion.#NoViolence #JusticeForTrayvon
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 11, 2012
RT @VinniePolitan: Senior law enforcement official close 2 investigation says Zimmerman will be charged... Announcement 6pm on #HLN #TrayvonDay 46 - no arrest #Trayvon— Taraji P. Henson (@TherealTaraji) April 11, 2012
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 11, 2012
very proud of the work @GlobalGrind has done seeking justice for Trayvon! Zimmerman to be charged... bit.ly/HvvsdM — Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 11, 2012
ALHAMDULILAH RT @cnnbrk: Senior law enfo source: George Zimmerman will be criminally charged in #Trayvon Martin case.on.cnn.com
— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) April 11, 2012
RT @cnnbrk: Senior law enforcement source: George Zimmerman will be criminally charged in #Trayvon Martin case.on.cnn.com/Iu1PNp
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) April 11, 2012
Is George Zimmerman Serious? I Mean .. Really? He Can Prolong The Inevitable All He Wants, But JUSTICE For #Trayvon WILL Be Served!
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 10, 2012
Finally!!!!RT @GlobalGrind: BREAKING: George Zimmerman to be charged with the death of Trayvon Martin... bit.ly/HvvsdMWhat do you think? Should Zimmerman have been charged?
— niecy nash (@NiecyNash) April 11, 2012