News: Game Blasts Teens' Offensive Halloween Costumes: "RACISM & STUPIDITY"
Monday, Oct 28, 2013 10:07AM
West Coast rapper Game has unloaded a little bit of frustration after spotting a couple of people totting offensive Halloween costumes this year.
The newest Cash Money Records signee jumped onto his Twitter page to unleash his issues.
"RACISM & STUPIDITY: Two dummy's thought is was kool to dress up as Trayvon Martin & Zimmerman for Halloween #SMFH pic.twitter.com/KMUQexdV6f," Game tweeted October 27 with a photo of kids in Halloween costumes of the late Trayvon Martin and former neighborhood watch worker George Zimmerman. (Game's Twitter)
Information on the teens behind the controversy has already surfaced.
Once again, white people have decided that it would be great fun to revictimize slain teen Trayvon Martin, this time in the form of racist Halloween costumes, complete with Blackface and a matching George Zimmerman pretending to hold a gun. Greg Cimeno posted a picture of himself dressed as George Zimmerman, with his friend, William Filene dressed in Blackface wearing a hoodie with a bloody bullet hole in the center of the chest. George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder after fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin through the heart on February 26, 2012. The girl in the disturbing images, Caitlin Cimeno, also posted the horrifically racist and insensitive picture and described it as "just for fun." (News One)
Widespread reactions and outbursts to the image have only intensified since its release.
Per his Facebook account, Mr. Cimeno was rather pleased with the notoriety his costume was bringing him---including the death threats---and railed against intolerant liberals and political correctness. Unfortunately those posts were taken down or deleted before I could get a screen shot. Before the wheels come off of this discussion, let's get one thing clear---Mr. Cimeno is a citizen of our great country and is allowed by the Constitution the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. I wholeheartedly support his right to be insensitive, callous, and in poor taste Nonetheless, I wonder what type of reaction Mr. Cimeno and Mr. Filene would have received had they gone as victims or the alleged perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings? (Chicago Now)
Back in August, Game paid homage to the memory of Martin with a tattoo.
The trial is over, the verdict was reached, but that doesn't mean Trayvon Martin's name, face and story will fade into oblivion - at least not if rapper The Game has his way. As a father of three, The Game was one of the personalities who was very vocal about his support for the justice of Trayvon Martin during the trial and the months leading up to it, but he's made his dedication to keep Trayvon's legacy alive a bit more permanent now. The ink-faced rapper recently paid a visit to Roman Tattoos in Hollywood and brought Trayvon's infamous hooded photo to life with a black and white tattoo on his lower leg. The Game Instagrammed his new ink addition with a split-screen of the photo we have all come to know: Trayvon with a heather gray hoodie slightly draped over his head, with a caption that read: "After 7 hours sleep.... @romantattoos woke me up & my #TrayvonMartin tat is finito... FOLLOW the homie@romantattoos & get on his calendar now !!!!!!!!!#JusticeForTrayvon" (Global Grind)