Petition Created to Stop the George Zimmerman Celebrity Boxing Match

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  • “Dedicated to Justice” is leading a petition against the George Zimmerman and DMX celebrity boxing match. The unidentified user wrote on Change.org:

    It’s a scary time we live in when a child murderer and domestic abuser is granted celebrity status and the opportunity to make money off the blood and tears of his victims. Sadly that’s exactly what we’re seeing, as news broke that George Zimmerman has been chosen to fight in a televised Celebrity Boxing Match slated for March 1, according to reports.

    While the allure of such a spectacle may be strong for many, we must all be mindful of the fact that each person who tunes in would be contributing to the ratings that will help line Zimmerman’s pockets. After the hysteria has died down he’ll be richer (as will whoever fights him) and we’ll be his investors, not to mention perpetuators of his false celebrity status.

    We must not stand for this. We must not watch idly as Zimmerman is allowed to make a mockery of not just his victims and their families but society as a whole. This is not entertainment, but rather a shameful spectacle indicative of just how low we risk sinking as a culture if we allow ourselves to tolerate and worse, participate in, such an atrocious display of callous inhumanity.

    Please sign and share this petition urging boxing promoter Damon Feldman (Twitter name @Hollywoodbox11; email fightgeorge@hotmail.com) to withdraw his invitation to George Zimmerman for the Celebrity Boxing Match. Together we can ensure depraved people like Zimmerman don’t profit off the pain and tragedy of others.

    We also encourage you to use the hashtag #stopthefight when pushing out through Twitter so that others may join the call to action.

    Signed,

    Dedicated To Justice

    The petition needs 100,000 signatures to be reviewed by the White House. So far, almost 40,000 people have signed the petition. If you want to sign the petition, visit HERE.

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