Another Year, Another Racist Halloween Costume: Men Dress As Zimmerman & Trayvon Martin

October 28, 2013  |  

It’s that time of year ladies and gentlemen. I believe you know what I’m referring to, the time when white folks around the country, knowingly or unknowingly display their ignorance or all out blatant racism as they don blackface all in the spirit of executing a great Halloween costume.

Which is what you see in the picture above. Though this one is a little different. Typically, the wearers of blackface claim to have no idea that in their quest to pull off an excellent costume, they’re successfully offending an entire group of people. But in the picture of above these three clearly know what they’re doing and are pretty proud of it.

The man dressed as Trayvon Martin is 25 year old William Filene and “George Zimmerman” is 22 year old Greg Cimeno. Greg Cimeno got into a couple of exchanges on Facebook, arguing that the costume wasn’t racist.

Caitlin Cimeno, the woman in the middle, initially posted the picture on her public (at the time) Instagram profile. She captioned  the original photo as “Just for fun 🙂 but hey, follow me!” as if the death of an unarmed, black child was pure hilarity to her. But according to Caitlin’s profile, she takes her racism very seriously. In another picture on her Instagram, she posted a picture of a little girl wearing a “Black Girls Rock” shirt and included this commentary.

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  • Ash

    Insensitive? Yes.
    Racist? No.

    Racism is about superiority. I hate that the word has morphed into a one-for-all label when it comes to people of colour.

  • Charmaine Smith

    how come they didn’t mock the death of that white boy who murdered all them babies at sandy hook???

  • TheTruth

    Black people hate black people. Everyone hates Black people because they’re usually violent animals and they’re usually the closet racists. If you read most of these comments, you will see many blacks threatening violence.

  • Okthen

    white people will never chill , never

  • Zona

    Future Big Brother contestant.

  • James.

    The Steve Irwin death by a sting ray costume is soo much better than the Treyvon!

  • Steve

    When Steve Erwin the Crocodile Hunter died people donned his costume with a sting ray stuck in his chest. Most of you found that funny. Bias at work.

    • Note

      You’re speaking for others…….and ignorantly doing so at that…..your point is incomplete….

    • Say What?

      Who’s “you”? I found it disrespectful as I was a fan of his work. Did you find it to be funny?

  • stewie

    Look at it this way, they can’t stop imitating and obsessing about us…. what a pathetic beings !!
    Maybe we are giving them to much power be getting upset about it, they are just a bunch of boring white losers who think they are rebelling by doing this crap. Maybe we should do the same to them instead.

    This hole f#ing country is obsessed with us…..We must be the shyt !! lol….

  • Let It Be

    We go through this every year. It will never change. The devil on my left shoulder says get a bunch of black people together dress them as Pilgrims, put murderer on the front of their aprons or whatever, and walk around in WHITE face. Or dress them in Ancient Greek garb or a priests attire and put b00ty thief on the front in WHITE face. The sensible little angel on my right side…… She agrees, BUT she knows better and will not give Becky the time of day.

  • coolyfett

    This is funny!! Make me want to go watch the boondocks. I have not even read the comments yet, but hopefully black people are strong enough to see the trolling for what it is….now to read the comments.

    • Note

      Sorry….but masking racism through trolling doesn’t take away from the fact that its still racism…You also make it seem as if Black people are the only ones that can make a post like this popular….

      Ignoring racism doesn’t make it go away…It just gives the racist more reason to be more public with it….Similar to basic bullying….Evidence is in the history of the world…

  • Nana

    There are just a few costumes i dont agree with 1.) Church or Religious affiliated stuff ie pastors nuns priest ect …i think it is disrespectful to mock a persons religious beliefs 2.) Fallen soldiers …it is simply not funny to put on a military uniform and dress it up with blood and gore that is someones real life that you are mocking ..simply not funny nor scary to me 3.) Racist BS ..ie kkk…and this crap ….really do i need to explain why?

  • enlightenment

    y’all just need to STOP reporting on these people. they clearly just want attention. and now you’re giving them what they want smh.

    • CP

      Thank you. Someone on here with some common sense!

  • Chas

    my mind is blown…. this is ridiculous

  • NUPEdash

    Racism is only perceived to be getting worse because of the media portraying it constantly. If we ignore these ignorant beings, they’re stupidity won’t reach the masses.

    • BabyBlue

      Ever since Obama became president people have become racist happy. It’s sad

      • NUPEdash

        I know it’s hard but ignore it. You’re not going to change people. Sticks and stones people.

        • BabyBlue

          No, racism is something I can’t and won’t ignore. It’s alive and well. I don’t expect to change people.

          • NUPEdash

            If you’re not going to ignore it, what are you going to do? There is nothing you can do. Focus on the things you have control over in your life. These people will never change. Let God handle them.

            • BabyBlue

              Boy bye. Just because I can’t do anything doesn’t mean I can’t acknowledge it.

              • coolyfett

                Giving it attention actually makes it worse for YOU.

          • coolyfett

            Its a battle your not going to win with emotions, you have to use your mind and sometimes your pocketbook.

        • Mr.R

          No words do hurt and words do have power. Don’t be naive.

          • CP

            I’m naive because words don’t hurt me?

            • stewie

              You are naive and a mental sleve because you allow others to abuse you and denigrate you as a human being. Either you have low mental capability or you have internalized white supremacy.

              If you can’t stand up for your own human right…. what can you stand for ?

              • coolyfett

                CP is right bruh, sounds like that brotha has be on the internet for a while. Trolls are trolls and if you are rookie you want be able to handle or deal with these lames who do the trolling. Everyone stands up in their own way.You not the king of black people so chill out.

            • me0on0utube .

              i can tell with all the posts you’ve made. I feel sorry for anyone who knows you offline cuz it’s obvious you sure love to hear yourself talk.

              • CP

                Really? Do you hear yourself? I guess it’s easy to spew things behind a message board that you wouldn’t say to anyone’s face otherwise. You’re a joke, seriously, whoever you are.

          • Guest

            I’m naive because I’m not hurt by words?

      • coolyfett

        Thats true, but a lot of black people dont really understand “internet trolling” Its when you do anything in an attempt to make people mad. If you get mad or emotional the internet troll gets a laugh. To many people us blacks are an easy target, especially the women because of emotions and the inability to control them. Its best to ignore these chumps.

        • BabyBlue

          Not understanding how your point correlates to those three idiots in the costumes or racism

          • Let It Be

            I think he/she is saying that they know these things will piss people off such makes them “trolls”;because that’s what they do. I don’t think this is an instance of trolling but a truly ignorant/racist display.

          • coolyfett

            If you are female then that makes sense, if your are a male I only got *shrugs* peace.

    • stewie

      Hi guys, don’t be fooled by this racist white troll. I just looked at his comment history, believe me he is definitely not black.

      There purpose is to try to convince you why we should tolerate being discriminated against by them.

      • CP

        I’m definitely black ‘stewie’. It’s crazy that just because I have a different perspective than you, I can’t be black. crazy!

        • stewie

          So, you are saying you are just a self hating moron…. that makes it even worse.

          • CP

            Again, you think I hate my race because i disagree with you. That’s typical for a closed minded person. For all I know, you could be white trolling these comment boards.

            AGAIN, I’ve personally experienced racism every day living in Alabama and it got me NOWHERE dwelling on it and and heeding to how others felt about me. I ignored it and did everything I could by proving them wrong through my actions which is the only way to have an effect on these ignorant people.

            • stewie

              No stop playing stup!d, It is not because you disagree with me but because of your internalize racism. If you believe black people should ignore racism and not fight against it,… then yes, you are a self hater and a weak, pathetic man ( I use the word man very loosely).

              • CP

                Alright, tough guy. You’re the one with ‘stewie’ as your avatar so if you think I’m taking you seriously, think again dude. Take your idiotic logic elsewhere.

                • stewie

                  Spoken like an uncle tom…..lol

                  You try to hide behind bad rational and Faulty logic to defend your weakness and helplessness. I feel sorry for you loser….

            • coolyfett

              I feel ya playa!! I grew up in the south too, and all you can do is think with strategy, I like your style. Getting emotional and crying fixes & stops nothing. White folks always gonna try to get under our skin. Im glad brothas like you are skilled at being logical and not emotional.

          • coolyfett

            Stewie you tripping bruh..why you acting like CP is supposed to think exactly how you think?

      • BabyBlue

        I had a feeling he was one of those

      • Tru Words&Wisdom

        You sir are idiotic!

  • ZeroFuxGiven

    OHN roasted her stupid brother.

  • Val

    I’m just very pleased that their names and where they live is being publicized. Usually when this stuff happens no names are mentioned and maybe a general location. So, hopefully the people who employ or teach these racists will see who they really are and there will be a price to pay for their behavior.

    • Guest

      By a price to pay you mean what exactly? Retaliation by violence?

      • Val

        Do employers and teachers generally engage in violence? You’re being obtuse.

      • coolyfett

        Lets hope not.

        • stewie

          No, Lets hope so, they deserve it.

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