A group of three white friends have ignited social media with a photo of themselves dressed in costume as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin. The man dressed as Zimmerman wears a shirt that says “Neighborhoo Watch” and the young man dressed as Martin wears a hoodie with what appears to be blood on the front, near the area that the Florida teenager was shoot by neighborhood watch captain in February 2012.
Greg Cimeno, who posted a picture of himself dressed as George Zimmerman, with his friend, William Filene dressed in Blackface wearing a hoodie with a bloody bullet hole in the center of the chest. Cimeno is pointing his fingers like a gun at Filene.
The girl in the images, Caitlin Cimeno, also posted the picture that has been called by some horrifically racist and insensitive. She added the caption “just for fun.”
Her SOCIAL MEDIA profiles have since been made private.
Cimeno, who described his costume as “hilarious” took to Facebook in anticipation on Oct. 25, posting that he was making the “best Halloween costume of the year.”
The images quickly went viral.
See below for Twitter reactions:
that Trayvon Martin “Halloween costume” just blew me
— Josh (@AllStar_JOSH) October 27, 2013
Notice the blackface Halloween costume is of a DEAD Trayvon Martin. Not a living breathing human being but dead like lynchings of the past.
— Adrienne Gravish (@AquafarE) October 27, 2013
I just saw a Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Halloween costume. That is literally beyond disgusting. People make me so sick.
— khendallllll. (@pashh15) October 27, 2013
Dressing as Trayvon Martin being shot is not funny and not acceptable as a Halloween costume.
— Abbie NYC (@AbbieLicious07) October 27, 2013
Just some white people with a George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Halloween costume. #Disgusted
— Muffy Crosswire (@MissEmmaJae) October 27, 2013
I can’t believe that Trayvon Martin Halloween costume. How ignorant and disrespectful. How could a person even do that?! That’s bothered me
— ♎ October 12. (@kyssmypearls) October 27, 2013