Earlier this week, George Zimmerman‘s lawyer, Don West, was pictured in a seemingly innocent Instagram photo taken by his daughter, Molly West. The photo shows the Don and Molly along with another women eating ice cream, however the caption reads, “We beat stupidity celebration cones #zimmerman #defense #dadkilledit”. Critics say the Instagram was offensive given that the trial involves a person who was killed. As i’m sure you know, the Trayvon Martin case deals with the murder of an unarmed teenage boy who was gunned down by Zimmerman in February of last year. Zimmerman claims that he acted in self-defense against Martin, who he claimed attacked him brutally. Zimmerman’s trial is currently ongoing as he fighting a second-degree murder charge and the trial is receiving large amounts of media attention given the hoopla that surrounded the case last year.
Don West released a statement regarding the photo:
“As a parent, we’re not always proud of things our children do, but we love them anyway, and then we move on.”
The Instagram account has since been deactivated. What are your thoughts?