HOT POTATO: Online War Ensues After Dudes Dress Up As Trayvon and Zimmerman for Halloween

Published on October 28, 2013

A racially insensitive set of Halloween costumes has caused widespread anger after they were published on social media on Friday night.

William Filene, 25, is dressed in blackface as Trayvon Martin, a splash of fake blood on his chest representing where the unarmed 17-year-old was fatally shot in the chest on February 2012.

Greg Cimeno, 22, is wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with Neighborhood Watch. He portrays George Zimmerman, who was controversially acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges after a high-profile Florida trial in July.

The images were posted on Facebook and Instagram by Caitlin Cimeno – the woman who also features in the pictures.

She captioned the images: ‘Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon’ with a smiley face emoticon.

The Smoking Gun reports that both men live in Cape Coral, Florida. Caitlin Cimeno reportedly lives in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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