Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman Costume Photo Goes Viral, Causes Uproar

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George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin costume
William Filene (L) dressed as Trayvon Martin, Caitlin Cimeno (center) and Greg Cimeno as George Zimmerman. (Photo courtesy of Instagram)
George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin costume
William Filene (Left) as Trayvon Martin, Caitlin Cimeno (center) and Greg Cimeno as George Zimmerman. (Photo courtesy of Facebook)

A recent photo from a Halloween party posted on Facebook with William Filene in ‘black face’ wearing a hooded sweatshirt with a gunshot hole and fake blood stains, posing as Trayvon Martin, and Greg Cimeno in a “Neighborhood Watch” t-shirt while using his hand to symbolize pointing a gun at Filene’s head, portraying George Zimmerman is causing an uproar. Also pictured in the photo is Caitlin Cimeno who posted the photo to her Facebook page with the comment “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon.” followed up with a smiley face emoticon.

Greg Cimeno chimed in with a comment of his own–“Anything for the laugh,” (obviously believing that his act was comical).  After one of Caitlin’s friends commented that the picture was “Not too funny,” he further defended his finding humor in the costume choices by adding “Not too funny. It’s f—ing hilarious!!!”

According to The Smoking Gun, the distasteful crew has a history of causing trouble:

Filene, who also lives in Cape Coral, was arrested in June for felony auto theft. His rap sheet also included collars for loitering/prowling and failing to register an automobile.

In Facebook posts last year, Cimeno referred to elderly women who wore tight pants and tube tops as “tacos,” and, when requesting that a friend contact her, she wrote, “Text ne niggs.” In August, Cimeno also posted a photo of an African American girl wearing a t-shirt reading “Black Girls Rock.” In her accompanying caption, Cimeno wrote, “First of all, sorry Hun but mommy lied to you & secondly if I was wearing a shirt that said something like the truth ‘white girls rock’ I would be stared at and called a racist cracker.”

Ignorance and insecurity at its worst.

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