George Zimmerman, the former Florida neighborhood watchleader who shot to death unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, is on Tinderand apparently ashamed to show the world his real identity.
Hes using the dating app under the name Carter, and photos show him with a dog, of him at a graduation ceremony, of him shirtless in reflector shades, among others, as shared by Creating Loafing, a Tampa Bay news site, on Wednesday.
His photos would pass any unsuspecting (and massively unaware) person not familiar with the Trayvon Martin case. His Tinder bio, as shared by Creating Loafing, looks very typical as well: It says hes a self-employed consultant and hes looking for carefree fun. I love the outdoors, fishing camping and hiking, it reads. I love adventure not into huge crowds.
This is not the first time hes been spotted on dating apps. He was reportedly on OkCupid and Bumble, but was booted off the latter for violating its terms of service, where he introduced himself as a jury consultant. The 2013 jury may have acquitted him, but Bumble hasnt.
Zimmerman has along list of assaults that didn’t make it to his Tinder bio. His latest included threatening Beyonc and Jay Z for their participation in the Martin documentary that wasreleased in Septemberit was no ordinary threat; he specifically said he would feed them to the alligators. He also reportedly stalked a private investigator working on the documentary and had previously been accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend.
Even though hes known to boast about his child-killingrecord,he kept that on the DL in his profile, too. However, a screenshot from his OkCupid days shows a match whom he tried to enchant with an excruciatingly boring skating storyshe called him out on the spot, though.
There isnt a special dating app for, like, you and Casey Anthony? his match responded. Makes you wonder how he handled that rejection.
According to Tinder’sguidelines, it asks you to not be fake and be real instead.But Zimmerman doesnt have a history of abiding by the law, so he probably just glazed over that.
Update 10:40amCT, April 18: When asked about Zimmerman’s account, Tinder told the Daily Dot, it takes users’ safety “very seriously” and has since removed his profile.
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