Hip-Hop Needs To Ignore George Zimmerman by: Aaron3000*
Acquitted for the killing of the young and innocent Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman has been given “Celebrity Status” by being allowed to take part in aCelebrity Boxing Match. The news broke last week that Zimmerman will be taking part in this celebrity boxing match. The man who was acquitted for second-degree murder for killing the innocent Trayvon Martin is now being turned into a celebrity! This news has angered many across the world but what is worse is that he maybe remembered for boxing fame rather than the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
Since the news of Zimmerman taking part in this celebrity boxing event, both the Game and DMX have come out to express their desire to fight Zimmerman. The Game has said he would “beat the f*ck out of him (Zimmerman)” and DMX has said he would “piss on him” and break every rule according to TMZ. Although the Game has come out to say that he would be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon, why is this even happening? Yes this is a chance for a man who many believe are guilty to feel some sort of justice, however, is there more harm than good from this occasion?
Many will believe that having the Game, DMX or any other Hip-Hop artist knock the stuffing out of Zimmerman would be fantastic because of the verdict of the case. Knocking his face off would bring short term pleasure. The long term consequences could be Zimmerman is remembered for boxing, becomes some sort of D-list celebrity and is given a new life because of this event. What would be worse if Zimmerman actually knocked out one of these Hip-Hop stars who are boxing for Trayvon’s legacy! A Zimmerman victory would be a disgrace for the rapper, to Hip-Hop, the event and anyone who believes this is justice for Trayvon.
This whole event is a victory for George Zimmerman. Last month he was known for shooting a defenceless child, now he can become some boxing story, a celebrity and potentially a winner. He has even had the audacity to come and say that “the Game would be the perfect opponent.” Why? Because the Game has a Trayvon Martin tattoo? Because of his ethnic background? The whole thing is a human disgrace. Let’s forget about race, we’re up lifting a man who has shot a child, acquitted for killing the child and has no been given a new lease of life by being called a “celebrity”. I do hope that they reopen the case before the event or cancel it all together because it’s a shame.
All Hip-Hop stars need to look past the anger and leave this situation alone. Knocking out Zimmerman may feel great, but making him a celebrity by doing so would make everything a lot worse.
by *Aaron Wright, writer from I Am Hip Hop Magazine