A meme claims to show George Zimmerman signing bags of Skittles and Confederate flags
Trayvon Martin was said to have a bag of Skittles on him when Zimmerman killed him in 2012
The images showing Zimmerman signing them come from the docu-series Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
In 2016 Zimmerman auctioned the gun he used to kill Martin for an undisclosed amount
Three disturbing images on social media claim to show George Zimmerman signing bags of Skittles and Confederate flags for “fans.” The reason this is so offensive, Trayvon Martin was said to have had a bag of Skittles on him when Zimmerman shot and killed him in 2012.
The three images have also been turned into a meme that was shared out by Rapper T.I. on his Instagram account. Above the three images, the meme reads “Before the next black person decides to kill the next black person, just remember George Zimmerman is walking around here at free will signing skittles packages, now think about that.”
The post has received over 125,000 likes since it was shared and has led some to wonder if it is a factual claim. While memes are not always the most viable source of information these days, these images are unfortunately the real deal.
The pictures originate from the television series “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” The Paramount Network created the six-part “docu-series” that aired on July 30. The now-viral images of Zimmerman are seen during the final episode of the series.
Sadly, the disturbing display is something that should be expected of Zimmerman these days; it is still baffling how his behavior is accepted. A perfect example of how unsurprising it is that Zimmerman signs Skittles would be when he auctioned the gun he used to kill Martin in 2016.
The starting bid for the gun was $100,000, although Zimmerman did not say what the final offer was. Zimmerman did release the following statement in a blog message after the auction had ended.
First and foremost, I would like to thank and give the glory to God for a successful auction that has raised funds for several worthy causes.
Prior to the auction, Zimmerman had claimed he was going to use the money for fighting against Black Lives Matters violence towards law enforcement officers and to go against “Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric.” Zimmerman also said he was going to “ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s (sic) persecution career.” Correy was chosen as the special prosecutor in charge of the investigation into Martin’s death.