I’ve been among the many people who haven’t wanted to give any attention to George Zimmerman’s latest publicity stunt, which involves fighting DMX on Celebrity Boxing Match. But the story, and Zimmerman, aren’t going away any time soon. So how do you try to make sense out of something that’s so ridiculously stupid? You don’t. Because, as Rembert Browne writes over at Grantland, it’s worthless:
Nothing about fighting in the name of Trayvon has any merit. DMX isn’t a hero. His desires scream Jack Ruby, not Nat Turner. And with his decision to participate, it only fuels Zimmerman’s circus, setting the stage for one of the most disrespectful events to take place in recent memory. Because, over everything else — beyond how offended you or I may be — there is a set of parents who have to watch this sideshow play out. A set of parents who outlived their murdered son. And a sideshow that wouldn’t exist if their son were alive. A sideshow that exists only because their teenage son is dead.
Every single person directly or peripherally associated with this fight is worthless. From the actors involved to the space that holds the event to the charity that accepts any money from the proceeds. Worthless.