Recently, George Zimmerman reportedly agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match, with the proceeds going to charity. Now, say what you will about the taste level of Zimmerman signing on to something like that, but can we at least agree to stop making the Trayvon Martin shooting about race?

Comedian D.L. Hughley can’t:

Please, D.L. Put down the race card. Enough is enough.

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  • NRPax

    He needs a hoodie to wear on stage. Heck, if he’s going to provoke people by existing, why go at it in half measures?

    • Calcat36

      He better hope no one in the audience throws skittles and AZ tea bottles at his head.

      • Patrick Waters

        Actually it was Watermellon Juice Cocktail he bought with the candy. Only thing missing was the Dextromethorphan syrup to make a crude bu effective pseudo narcotic mix. Tarvon was out casing houses for his next burglary. Trayvon = druggie burglar, repeated often enough and maybe his folk hero status will diminish. Lefties flee from the truth, but thats what he was.

        • Calcat36

          Did not know the watermellon sizzurp thing, but the casing… YUP!

          Not to mention his weed, FB page with guns, school record, backpack with burglary tools…

          All the stuff Dr. Ben Carson went to school with each day. NOT!

        • Adam Wood

          Minor correction: Trayvon = druggie burglar who was trying to play the “knockout game” and lost.

          He had done it several times before; this time he picked the wrong person to “swing on.”

  • JeffWRidge

    I have no idea whether Zimmerman can sing or dance, or not, but I do know that Hughley is unable to be funny.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      George Zimmerman, more talented than D.L. Hughley… but then again, who isn’t?

      • TheOriginalDonald

        Sarah Silverman

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Only in America can the killing of black children by other black children go generally ignored by so called concerned black comedians.

  • SpaceRacer423

    If DL had stopped after the first tweet I’d agree with him.
    Only in America can a local news story that was determined to be self defense become a national fit of hysteria.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      “There ARE no ‘local’ stories, if they fit the Narrative!” said MSNBC to Chris Christie…

  • incorrectchange

    He doesn’t have a race card… it’s a race deck. Even charities will suffer in the name of race-baiting. Way to take the attention off the cause. Idiot.

  • YesterdayzNewz

    smh

  • Jack Deth

    D.L. Hughley:

    As irrelevant and un-funny today. As he was two decades sgo.

  • MrApple

    That was one BIG child.

    • Corey Dennison

      A photo that none of the “Trayvon was a ‘kid’ crowd never see:

      (screen cap from convenience store from the night of the shooting)

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    Paging Idi Amin…

  • Calcat36

    Said the dude that became… what? Famous? When was the last time this dude went to Chicago?

  • PeterP

    Same people who paid $2,000 a seat to watch the rapist Mike Tyson return to the ring.

  • waterytart

    Only in America can killing a police officer make you a celebrity. See how that works, slick?

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    D.L. Hughley is basically Chris Rock-lite, while Rock was basically Eddie Murphy-lite. Yep, only in America can being an imitation of an imitation make you a–oh wait, D.L.’s not a celebrity. Ah, but he’s quite a magician in his own right. He made entire TV shows vanish without a trace.

    • junkbondtrader41

      Except that Rock and Murphy at times talked sensibly about race and didn’t hesitate to criticize their own. Rock has since become much more Sharptonish, and I suspect wouldn’t perform this old routine of his today.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3PJF0YE-x4

    • junkbondtrader41

      I laugh at plenty of black comics, but I’ve never personally found Hughley to be very funny.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    D.L. Highly must be a fascist magician, he makes audiences disappear.

    • Corey Dennison

      Boom!

  • Calcat36

    DL Huggies hates hispanic people! ~Kanye Waste

    • TheOriginalDonald

      IMMA LET YOU FINISH BUT IF GEORGE ZIMMERMAN EVER CROSSES MY PATH I KNOCK THAT MOTHA OUT!-Mr. Kim Kardashian

  • Maxx

    It’s not worth your effort Twitchy members to try and educate the Trayvon apologists. It’s simply not going to happen. With as much evidence that was presented, anyone who still feels there wasn’t “reasonable doubt,” well, you’re just not going to reach them. It’s not about the facts, it’s a self defense matter that they’re all to willing to make a racial hate issue. Remember, these are the same people who would continue to vote for Obama, year after year, if there wasn’t Presidential term limits.

    The reality is, if Zimmerman were black, none of these “Justice for Trayvon” remoras would have marched a meter, let alone down city blocks.

    • Calcat36

      Sometimes it is fun aggravating them when they try to defend their racism, while simultaneously pointing out that Chicago is a shooting gallery that they could care less about. Ergo, they do not care about black on black homicide which makes them hypocrites. When a black man shoots a white teen in self defense….

      Oh wait…

    • michael s

      If those accused of Delbert Belton’s killing weren’t black, Palin,Woods and the rest of you wouldn’t have cared. You’d all be quiet just like you are on the killings of Jennifer Martel ,Troy LaFerrara Richard Westbrook and a whole of bunch of people I can name.

      • SpaceRacer423

        I’m glad you’re to stupid to know you’re stupid.

      • Maxx

        The only reason Zimmerman and Martin became a national headline was because of race-baiting liberals so cry me a river. The police knew from the get-go it was classic self-defense…unless of course you think it’s common for people to step out of their car in the rain and bash their own heads into concrete for sh*ts and grins.

        • Calcat36

          And edited 911 tapes…

      • NRPax

        Michael S, ladies and gentlemen. We can’t afford Al Sharpton but this cheaper model is just as hateful and bigoted.

        • NY2DC

          And stupid!

      • Corey Dennison

        Notice how no one cares about your little crusade?

      • Nan

        We care when thugs attack the elderly, particularly elderly veterans. There was no reason for his murder.

        • NRPax

          Actually, Michael believes the thugs that beat Delton to death when they claimed it was a crack deal gone wrong. As long as it’s white people getting killed by blacks, he supports it 100%.

          • michael s

            Wrong . I point out if they said Shorty was a crack dealer and it was a drug deal gone bad homicide,let them have there day in court.”Let them have there day in court,Let a jury determine what happened” it said when a white person is accused..

          • NRPax

            They’re getting their day in court, you racist scumbag.

      • junkbondtrader41

        I’m “silent” on those cases because, until I just Googled them a moment ago, I had never HEARD of any of them. I see them now, and they’re heinous. What is your point, other than the killers appear to be white?

        This is unremarkable in that most murders are intra-racial rather than interracial. Even though black on white violence is many times more common per capita than white on black violence, and that white on white violence happens at a rate multiple times lower than black on black violence.

        • michael s

          That is the point. Because the killers are white ,the effort to sensationalize the crimes is purposely not done. The cases I bring up demonstrate what Chris Hayes(although I did it before his piece) talked about and wanted to be ongoing. The lack of discussion on white on white violence.Plus the cases i bring up prove black on white crime is given more attention than white on white crime.

          • junkbondtrader41

            Define what “more attention” is.

            First of all, the white murder rate, as I referenced the statistics earlier, is lower than the black murder rate by a factor of EIGHT. You don’t hear that much nationally about white on white crime because there is, per capita, a lot less of it!

            Do you not get this?

            “Blacks were disproportionately represented as both homicide victims and off enders. The victimization rate for blacks (27.8 per 100,000) was 6 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000). The offending rate for blacks (34.4 per 100,000) was almost 8 times higher than the rate for whites (4.5 per 100,000) (table 1).

            http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/htus8008.pdf

            White on white crime is duly reported only in local news because, in the vast majority of cases, it’s unremarkable. Sensational crimes, like Casey Anthony, Susan Smith, Scott Peterson, Jeffrey Dahmer and all the serial killers, received saturation-level coverage. What is your beef with that? Oh wait, I’ve also heard the complaint that gruesome or sensational crimes involving whites receiving lots of coverage was proof of media “racism,” revealing that they care more about white victims.

            “If the victim were black, no one would care, and it wouldn’t make the news,” so went the narrative. Make up your minds, already!

            If anything, black-on-white crime is UNDERreported, relative to their presence in crime stats.

            “Black-on-white killings grew from 8,503 to 8,530, while white-on-black slayings dropped from 4,745 to 4,380. Homicides involving all other racial combinations, including Asians and American Indians, rose from 3,854 to 4,981.”

            This, despite whites being 70% of the population and blacks being only 13%, they still killed nearly double the whites as whites killed blacks, in raw numbers.

            http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/04/23/interracial-murder-rate-growing-us

          • Maxx

            Crickets from Michael S.

            Well researched shawnmer, exactly what we have known for so long.

  • $84598387

    Only in America can killing a Philadelphia cop named Daniel Faulkner make you a celebrity and a favorite of the liberals.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Also only in America can a white woman like Margaret Sanger, start a public movement to kill millions of babies in the womb, primarily to keep down the numbers of “mongrels and inferior races among us”, speak at CCClan rallies and start a group called Planned “Parenthood”, which has resulted in more black babies being eliminated than any CCClansman could have ever dreamed of, and be hailed as a hero by the Democrat Party.

      And only in America could Nancy Pelosi accept this group’s highest award and be applauded by black “leaders” like Jackson and Sharpton.

  • brm373

    Another has-been with nothing to say

  • Jake Bradford

    But he’s only a celebrity because of people like YOU D.L. who saw the case as yet another opportunity to play the victim, racebait & paint white (Hispanics, oops) as racist.

  • praymorenow1

    Never heard of this ‘show’ before.
    While I think D.L. is often off the mark in his comments, channeling Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, more than logic & facts…..he isn’t wrong on this one.
    Zimmerman was found not guilty of a very tragic, sad, and unnecessary . I don’t disagree w/ the jury in that he was protecting himself at the instant the shooting took place….and you have the right to defend yourself. But, it was George who put the incident into motion from the onset…..George had a cop wannabe, fed up w/ crime in his neighborhood mentality……call & report to police, don’t act like the police.
    Found not guilty – now go away, live your life, and try to stay out of trouble George. Nope, he can’t do that. Ex-wife, girlfriend, abuse, violence, arrests, police, the guy can’t stay out of the limelight.
    Now this? Stupid.
    He’ll make money to get beat up…ok.
    Guess he knows lots of people want to beat him up, so get paid for it.
    What’s next? The Kelly Thomas beating police officers up next for Celebrity Boxing?

    • Corey Dennison

      ^^^What a stream of consciousness looks like in written form^^^

    • junkbondtrader41

      Not an unreasonable assessment. He wasn’t a “murderer,” but making a living off that brand of celebrity isn’t the most admirable thing, I guess.

      If I were him I’d certainly have no Twitter account, much less try to keep myself in the news as much as he’s apparently trying to.

  • Paige Jackson

    What does that make the black kids who kill each other? Or the black men who kill white people? It’s cute–and not exactly challenging–to single out Zimmerman, but it’s disingenuous to ignore what goes on every day in America b/c it doesn’t suit the liberal narrative. Not that I would expect Hughey to understand that.

  • https://twitter.com/deseeded tombee

    If he was correct, there would be 2 new black celebrities created every week.

  • Magnifico

    Zimmerman is a Jewish name, right? That would explain a lot of this leftist hatred of the poor fellow.

  • junkbondtrader41

    Only in black America can shooting a teen gangbanger who’s in the process of repeatedly smashing your head into the pavement be described as ‘killing a black child!”

  • jamson64

    Michael S. you’re another troll in a long line of trolls. Hughley prompted many of these comments and Martin attacked Zimmerman. You act like these things are not true …or even that they were never alleged at least. The dishonesty of you and people like you is just so apparent.

  • Jarhead83

    I’m surprised the fact-challenged Bathing Suit Area hasn’t chimed in with his snippets of sarcasm. Wait a minute…has anyone seen BSA and Michael S. together at the same time? Hmmmmm…

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Meh, I couldn’t be bothered with another trip around the “But Zimmerman said it happened, and then we drew a map based on what he said! That proves it!” merry-go-round so soon.

  • RedSoloCup

    They’re still beating this dead horse?

    Guess has-beens will do anything for attention nowadays.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I’ve had the misfortune of watching a couple of his shows. He hates non-blacks in general and whites in particular

  • iconoclast

    Just another race-baiting opportunist taking advantage of GZ’s self-defense. I suppose if a “child” was beating his head against the concrete DL and trying to take his firearm DL would rather die than defend himself.

  • Wishsong

    Zimmerman must be completely broke to be doing this. I feel very bad for him, but if it were me I would have moved far, far away by now and tried to get a normal life back.

    • Brother bob

      Broke? He sold one of his painting for 100k. You do know he’s doing this for CHARITY?

      • Wishsong

        No, I didn’t. Very bad move on his part.

        He could pull the POTUS out of a burning building and he’d still be hated by the left and blacks. He needs to go find somewhere to try to live out his life in peace.

  • Brother bob

    I really feel sorry for those who been through actual slavery..these libtards use their suffering to push their filthy agenda. How sickening it is theis generation use the race card so easily.

  • Im_Rick_James

    C’mon dude. Liberals are a cancer on our society. It has nothing to do with black vs. white. At various times in my own life, my best friends have been black, and the blacks I know and keep up with are rock-solid – good men and women. You wanna bust that racist bullshit, take your monkey ass somewhere else.

  • Corey Dennison

    Not cool. Go back to stormfront where that kind of crap is welcome.

  • Zathras11 @B5

    I think GZ was going to use lethal force to stop anyone from beating his head into the cement. Race was his last concern at that moment.

    P.S. Who the F is DLH?

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    @RealDLHughley @DLHughleyRadio Only in America can defending yourself against a gang banger can make you a villain.

    • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      @RealDLHughley replied to my tweet:

      “I only communicate with people who have the balls to use their real name and pic! Not cowards who hide!”

      Then I said: “Except for this one, right? Ooops.”

      To which he called me a pu**sy”.

      Wow, I can see why he makes the big bucks.