Trayvoning: white teens posing like Trayvon Martin’s dead body for laughs


 

  • Began after MSNBC and HLN aired footage of the Trayvon Martin’s body during coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial
  • Mostly teenagers are taking the sick pictures

By RYAN GORMAN

PUBLISHED: 22:33 EST, 13 July 2013 | UPDATED: 23:09 EST, 13 July 2013

 

Trends come and go on social media, here’s hoping this one goes quickly.

People have taken to posting pictures of themselves online imitating the picture of Trayvon Martin’s dead body aired on live TV Friday during coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial.

Done by teens, most of whom are white, Trayvoning involves people lying motionless on the ground with Skittles and an iced tea, often while wearing a hoodie.

Sick: Teens mocking Trayvon Martin's death are calling the pictures 'Trayvoning'Sick: Teens mocking Trayvon Martin’s death are calling the pictures ‘Trayvoning’

 

 

Trayvoning is the result of MSNBC and HLN mistakenly showing the picture during live coverage of George Zimmerman’s murder trial shortly before it was sent to the jury.

 

As with everything else, social media quickly put its own spin on news networks airing Martin’s body during trial coverage.

Awful: Teens began 'Trayvoning' after MSNBC and HLN showed the dead teen's corpse on live TV Friday during coverage of the George Zimmerman trialAwful: Teens began ‘Trayvoning’ after MSNBC and HLN showed the dead teen’s corpse on live TV Friday during coverage of the George Zimmerman trial

 

‘I don’t think it’s very appropriate to do,’ one woman told Fox 40.

‘It hurts me, and it’s not my son,’ James Shelby, president of the Greater Sacramento Urban League, told the station, adding ‘We need more conversations in homes about how we can all get along better. In turn, our kids are educated in things we shouldn’t do.’

Another person told that station ‘I think it’s very disrespectful to him and his family.’

Outrage: People are not laughing at 'Trayvoning' the way they did 'Tebowing' and other memesOutrage: People are not laughing at ‘Trayvoning’ the way they did ‘Tebowing’ and other memes

Terrible: 'Trayvoning' is the latest disturbing trend to crop up on social mediaTerrible: ‘Trayvoning’ is the latest disturbing trend to crop up on social media

 

Trayvoning is seen as humorous by some, but outrages others in a way similar memes such as ‘planking,’ ‘Tebowing,’ ‘Bradying’ and ‘Kaepernicking’ couldn’t.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty Saturday night in his murder trial, setting off even more outrage across social media, with many people calling him a ‘dead man walking’ and tweeting out his address.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362837/Trayvoning-latest-disturbing-social-media-trend.html#ixzz2ZFQRedZ1


3 thoughts on “Trayvoning: white teens posing like Trayvon Martin’s dead body for laughs

  • July 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm
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    Que desagradable gente la que no piensa en el dolor de los otros. Que clase de corazón tienen para mofarse de ese niño sin pensar en el pensar de su familia.

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  • August 20, 2013 at 10:39 am
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    Research Trayvons’ death certificate. The whole thing was a hoax to start a race war. Freemasonry has been the match that has ignited every war since the the American Revolution. The South is demonized because it is the Bible Belt. Blacks thrived as slaves and slaveownwers in the South. Our true history has been erased. Gods people must not let Satan dupe them into a race war.

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