Earlier this week George Zimmerman’s brother shared a picture on Twitter that compared Trayvon Martin and one of two teenagers accused in the recent fatal shooting of a 13-month-old boy in a coastal Georgia town.
Robert Zimmerman wrote in a tweet, “a picture is worth a thousand words … any questions?” In another tweet, he said, “Lib media shld ask if what these2 black teens did 2 a woman&baby is the reason ppl think blacks mightB risky.”
Robert Zimmerman was a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Wednesday to discuss his controversial tweets.
Piers Morgan called Zimmerman’s tweets “incendiary” and “bordering on outright racism.”
“I realize those were controversial and offensive, and I did publicly apologize for them. I don’t think it was the right thing to do that way,” Zimmerman said. “I understand it’s controversial and I apologize for it and I’m sincere about that. I shouldn’t have done it this way.”
On CNN’s Starting Point Thursday morning, attorneys for George Zimmerman and the family of Trayvon Martin each offered varying degrees of condemnation for the tweets, which Zimmerman attorney Mark O’Mara called “insensitive, if not much, much worse.”