Celebrity Reactions to Trayvon Martin Tragedy

When the story grabbed the attention of the nation, stars took to social media to voice their opinions.
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 27, 2012

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Tia Mowry tweeted a picture of herself wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin.

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“R.I.P Trayvon Martin God bless your loved ones!" tweeted Keyshia Cole.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs tweeted a picture of himself wearing a hoodie while holding up a photo of Trayvon Martin. “I didn’t know wearing a hoodie made me such a target,” he tweeted.

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“My hoodie will be on forever”, tweeted Jamie Foxx.

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Roland Martin tweeted a picture wearing a hoodie in solidarity with Trayvon Martin supporters.

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“#TrayvonMartin case has exposed some ppl as monsters…not just Zimmerman but any1 who makes excuses 4 a man who kills an unarmed child,” tweeted Gabrielle Union.

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Lebron James tweeted a picture of the Miami Heat basketball team wearing their sports hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin.

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Spike Lee has been at the forefront of celebrity supporters of Trayvon Martin. The director tweeted a photo of his 14-year-old son Jackson Lee, and recently sent 300 messages in one day on the tragedy.

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“We live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site. But the man who killed Trayvon Martin is still free,” Will Smith tweeted.

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Ludacris says “I am Trayvon Martin,” as he tweets a picture of himself wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin.

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“I am Trayvon Martin”, tweeted Carmelo Anthony in support of Trayvon Martin.

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Taraji P. Henson said, “I worry about my son!!! Justice for #TrayvonMartin Now!!!”

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Wanda Skyes tweeted: "If #TrayvonMartin had wrested that gun away from Zimmerman and killed him, would he be free and protected under “self-defense?” Hell2theNo!"

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“Anyone who thinks a Black man who shot a 17 white boy wouldn’t have been arrested on the spot…is living in a fantasy world. #TrayvonMartin”, tweeted Star Jones.

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“#TrayvonMartin we will speak for you. Your loss life wasn’t in vain…This “mess” is sending out a strong “Message”…RIH…Heaven!", tweeted Tyrese last week.

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“Justice for #TrayvonMartin…sign the petition for George Zimmerman’s arrest. God forbid if this happened to your child,” tweeted Sherri Shepherd.

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Dr. Cornel West tweeted, “We must support the fight back of the precious #Trayvon Martin family.”

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“I’m gonna keep sending this out until justice is served. Racial profiling on our people has got to end,” tweeted Janelle Monae.

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New York senators Kevin Parker, Bill Perkins, and Eric Adams, D-Brooklyn, wear hooded sweatshirts in support of Trayvon Martin during session in the Senate Chamber in Albany, N.Y.

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Wanda Skyes tweeted, "If #TrayvonMartin had wrested that gun away from Zimmerman and killed him, would he be free and protected under “self-defense?” Hell2theNo!"

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“#TrayvonMartin we will speak for you. Your loss life wasn’t in vain…This “mess” is sending out a strong “Message”…RIH…Heaven!", tweeted Tyrese last week.

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“Anyone who thinks a Black man who shot a 17 white boy wouldn’t have been arrested on the spot…is living in a fantasy world. #TrayvonMartin”, tweeted Star Jones.

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Spike Lee retweeted, “Send a bag of Skittles to Chief, Bill Lee. Sanford Police 815 West 13th Street, Sanford, Fl 32771 #TrayvonMartin.”

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Dr. Cornel West tweeted, “We must support the fight back of the precious #Trayvon Martin family.”

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Gabrielle Union tweeted, “#TrayvonMartin case has exposed some ppl as monsters…not just Zimmerman but any1 who makes excuses 4 a man who kills an unarmed child.”

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Journalist Toure tweets, “The rise of Zimmerman defenders & Trayvon smearing is disheartening & frightening. But I know the arc of history bends toward justice.”

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DWTS contestant Sherri Shepherd took to Twitter and said, “Justice for #TrayvonMartin…sign the petition for George Zimmerman’s arrest. God forbid if this happened to your child.”

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Lala Anthony tweeted, “We need justice for Trayvon Martin!” in response to the POTUS statement about Trayvon Martin last week.

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John Legend tweeted, “This is depressing, but wise advice”, in response to an article written by Toure in TIME Magazine.

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Taraji P. Henson said, “I worry about my son!!! Justice for #TrayvonMartin Now!!!”

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“I’m gonna keep sending this out until justice is served. Racial profiling on our people has got to end,” tweeted Janelle Monae.

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Lebron James tweeted a picture of the Miami Heat basketball team wearing their sports hoodies in support of Trayvon Martin.

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Keyshia Cole tweeted a picture wearing a hoodie in support of Trayvon Martin.

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