I struggle with what to do with this site sometimes. Obviously we want our RHV network to be a place where people can come and talk about their loved ones, tell us their stories and raise awareness of their cases. But with the bigger we become, the more voice our site has. I often wonder if we should be taking stands on causes.
While I wouldn’t call the following a “cause” it is something I want to comment on. Recently I read a Huffington Post article detailing how George Zimmerman is interested in fighting Kanye West as part of his celebrity boxing match. I’m really stunned at the fact this is a thing.
Regardless of the verdict in the case, George Zimmerman killed someone. That does not make him a celebrity. That does not make him someone to aspire to. Society should not let someone like this have any more attention. I urge anyone who likes our page or respects the family and friends of homicide victims to boycott this event and to tell the people they know to do the same.
According to an ABC News report, all proceeds of the event will go to charity. And even though that is a nice gesture, having Zimmerman participate in an event like this sends the wrong message to society.