An unidentified George Zimmerman supporter sold gun range targets that invoke Trayvon Martin’s image.
The targets depicted a hooded figure carrying skittles and ice tea—the items Trayvon Martin was carrying the night he was shot by neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman. The seller claims the targets sold out almost immediately.
“My main motivation was to make money off the controversy,” the unidentified seller said in an email exchange with the Orlando based station WKMG-TV.
The advertisements for the targets claim the seller “supports Zimmerman and believes he is innocent and that he shot a thug.”
He wouldn’t comment just how many of the targets he’s sold. “The response is overwhelming. I sold out in 2 days,” the seller told WKMG.
Zimmerman’s attorney Mark O’Mara thinks the targets are in poor taste. “It’s this type of hatred — that’s what this is, it’s hate-mongering — that’s going to make it more difficult to try this case,” O’Mara said. He thought the targets represented “the highest level of disgust and the lowest level of civility.”
The targets have since been taken down due to increased media scrutiny. They are no longer available for purchase.