SMH: Former GOP Leader Tweets Racist “Jokes” About Trayvon Martin, Hurricane Katrina Victims And The Super Bowl

February 6, 2013  |  


Every once in awhile, you come across something that reminds you of just how racist and insensitive some people can be. The most recent reminder came from Todd Kincannon, former executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party. On Sunday, the lawyer utilized his Twitter page to send out some very offensive and callous tweets where he poked fun at slain teen Trayvon Martin and Hurricane Katrina victims.

“The Superbowl sucks more d*** than adult Travon Martin would have for drug money,” he tweeted

“@coreybking Hey what’s the difference between Trayvon Martin and a dead baby? They’re both dead, but Pepsi doesn’t taste like Trayvon.”

“It hasn’t been this dark in the superdome since all those poors occupied it after Hurricane Katrina.”

Of course, these offensive tweets among countless others that he posted sparked a tirade of people blasting Kincannon. Some even threatened to kill him for his obnoxious comments; however, this only seemed to motivate him as he continued to defend his behavior.

Yesterday, Huff Post Live gave Kincannon an opportunity to call in and explain his comments or at the very least apologize to the people he offended. While he did call in, he refused to apologize. Instead, he attempted to offer what he felt to be a “logical” reason for making the comments.

“One of the things I like to do on Twitter is I’ll tweet something inflammatory and borderline crazy just for fun and I enjoy watching people go nuts…”

When asked why he thought anyone would find making fun of Trayvon Martin humorous, he offered an extremely disturbing response.

“Let’s be clear, people have said all manner of just ridiculous, highly offensive things about George Zimmerman…”

“I think it is time for a conversation in this country about why a conservative isn’t allowed to state an opinion that other people happen to disagree with, without having death threats and being threatened with all kinds of various ridiculous things.”

“This is real problem we have. People talk about political discourse in this country — you might think what I said was tasteless, you’re welcome to. But should I get death threats as a result of it?”

“I think a lot of people need to learn how to take a joke and I’ll leave it at that.”

Ironically, his offensive words came just twenty-four hours prior to the day that Trayvon would’ve been celebrating his 18th birthday. I guess this just serves as a reminder of the world we live in.

You can listen to Kincannon’s full interview with Huff Post Live on the next page.

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  • Sophia Pearson

    This is fascinating, that a Republican congressman would say something like this as a joke and then tweets about it. i think this was malicious and uncalled for of him. This should tell u what white people like him think of African-Americans or any other minorities. We will never be equal or live peacefully in harmony, if we can’t all come together and love one-another and pray for people like this. Who have no heart or compassion for the dead and departed. Reading this made my stomach turn in discuss.So instead of working for the hpeople in his district, he ddecides to make jokes on our

  • MaryAnn

    This is exactly what I am talking about. Here is another example of a stupid white person saying something ignorant and degrading about blacks. I am sure he is going to apologize, he didn’t mean it say it, blah, blah, blah, blah, when he knows good and well he did. How would he feel if somebody say something about his white child or children? I know you are shocked that white people that aren’t just that dumb and ignorant to say stuff for the sake of saying it. I believe this guy is a lawyer so I guess some of us will be stupid enough to give this moron their business.

  • Tamz

    *changes my state of residence* He is an idiot…

  • Laine

    People can’t you see?We are giving him exactly what he wants… attention! We have someone just like him in the country where I live.

    • Kenedy

      Agreed…he’s like a 2 yr old desperately seeking attention & he’s getting it

    • SMHgurl24

      Thank you! All ppl like him want is attention, why does everyone blow up and give it to him? Its a sad act from an unimportant person I mean who cares what he says.

  • kierah

    Dear Kincannon: You are mean. You are dumb. You are unimportant.
    How’s that for a joke?

  • Say What?

    The fact that he doesn’t seem to understand is that he chose to be a person in a position of power and when you thrust yourself into politics you need to act as someone with common sense, decency and respect. The real joke was his explanation at “what he learned” because at no point prior to this did he stop to think perhaps this wasn’t the proper way to behave for someone in his position? The only thing I commend him on is not apologizing because if he had put some fake apology together perhaps even I would have felt insulted. I’m tired of the ignorant trying it and then saying they’re sorry when people call them on it.

  • I’m too disgusted to be offended/angered..