George Zimmerman is crying for help, and at the same time trying to appear as though he has some sort of altruistic goal by setting up a new website, therealgeorgezimmerman.com.
In a three-paragraph intro on the homepage, the neighborhood watch captain explains why he set up the site, and just in case you don’t see the yellow donate button at the bottom, reminds his supporters that he could use some cash. It reads:
On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website’s sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries.
It has come to my attention that some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my “Defense Fund” or “Legal Fund”. I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time.
I have created a Paypal account solely linked on this website as I would like to provide an avenue to thank my supporters personally and ensure that any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense, in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment. I will also personally, maintain accountability of all funds received. I reassure you, every donation is appreciated.
The website also has a page labeled, “The Facts,” on which Zimmerman assures supporters the real details of the Trayvon Martin case will come to light. Plus there’s a “My Race,” page on which he attempts to kick up American patriotism, on top of the flag of the United States in the background, with these quotes:
“The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” – Thomas Paine
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke (sic)
MSNBC received confirmation from Zimmerman’s lawyers that the site is legit, I just hope they report how much money he receives. I’d like to know just how many people support this man.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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