A man named Matthew Apperson shot at George Zimmerman, the killer of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, during a road rage incident in Lake Mary, FL (outside of Orlando). During the police press conference, it was revealed that Zimmerman had antagonized Apperson long before, starting with an initial road rage incident that led up to Zimmerman tracking Apperson down at his job.
That’s about all I’ve got. If you’re expecting great emotion from me, you’re not going to find it. There’s a lot I could write, but that’s not my style. However, you can probably imagine what I could be thinking. I don’t care about Zimmerman’s woes since he didn’t care about Trayvon Martin being an unarmed teen just trying to get home out of the rain (protection from rain is one of the function of a hoodie, after all).
Instead, I’ll put some tweets of the reactions people had when they heard the news that Zimmerman was shot at. Most people were thinking the same thing—disappointment at nothing more serious being wrong with him. You know you have to be terrible if most everyone who hears you’ve been shot become gleeful at the fact that you might be dead.
_I won’t say, “Yay George Zimmerman got shot!” but it the fact that he was, doesn’t pull one heart string. This is me 😐
— Anthony Lee (@Brock_Star) May 11, 2015
Not the worst thing he’s done, but I hate that George Zimmerman has made me into someone who’s glad to hear a guy got shot; sorry he lived.
— Ｊeｓｓe Ｄaｎｇeｒouｓｌｙ (@rljd) May 11, 2015
George Zimmerman got shot & didn’t die ?? pic.twitter.com/Txv0cUjDw2
— Arkam Knight (@YungBruceWaynee) May 11, 2015
The news reports that George Zimmerman got shot. I just might start believing in karma. 😐
— G (@goody_okwaraji) May 11, 2015
There’s a lovely German word that describes my glee at that murderous, racist trash pile George Zimmerman being shot.
— Aaron M. Manton (@amntn) May 11, 2015
George Zimmerman basically started all the justice race controversy. I think it’s ironic how a white man shot him in the face. 👀😩
— Bob Johnson (@BobMFJohnson) May 11, 2015
“George Zimmerman Got Shot In The Face.” pic.twitter.com/MbKzdfoZkp
— 자스민 ‼️♒️ (@minwooshoo) May 11, 2015
george zimmerman got shot & he didnt die pic.twitter.com/H8stTJ9FpG
— im lame (@954lgnd) May 11, 2015
when you heard george zimmerman was shot in the face, but wasn’t killed. pic.twitter.com/OdxM3zLKR2
— greg (@n9viv) May 11, 2015
What’s your excuse now that you know the dude who shot George Zimmerman today was white? “Thug”? “Savage”? “Animal”? Lemme know.
— Rusty Redenbacher (@rustymk2) May 11, 2015
“George Zimmerman has been shot.…” “…..with the possibility of surviving.” pic.twitter.com/yvCX6FFdND
— mia khalifa (@cybercherrry) May 11, 2015
news: “George Zimmerman has been shot” me: *ears perk up* news: “he has reportedly survi-” me: *turns off tv*
— Kuh-Reem (@WTFKAREEM) May 11, 2015
Black twitter after hearing George Zimmerman got shot pic.twitter.com/uNh6Xhv2Ed
— Yung Feem (@NaV__SiNgH) May 11, 2015
I think that’s enough. Some tweets were too raw for me to feel comfortable even reposting, so just go to Twitter to read what people said they’d do if and when Zimmerman dies, what they’d wear to his funeral, and more that will make you understand just how hated a person can become.
Image compilation from Jason Pollock/Twitter