At least one side had the sense to abandon the idea of profiting off the death of a little kid. Ironically, the same cannot be said about Trayvon’s mother.
It can go both ways about her reasoning behind trademarking these particular phrases, but come on. Pinch yourself first and let’s be real. When hasn’t something like this happened whether it deals with the actual parents or not. Gotta say that more and more it seems as just a ploy to merely get a better hold of that gravy-train wheel. Seriously to any mothers out there, if your child was murdered in this context would the first thing on your mind be to trademark some slogan? Life is stranger than fiction that’s for damn sure.
Anyways, the man behind the trademark application “I believe You Zimmerman”, Lawrence Sekara abandoned his novel idea which would have single-handedly bought him a first class ticket to Hell. Smart move.
Additionally, Sekara registered the web domain ibelieveyouzimmerman.com, which he planned to launch later this month.
Sekara offered a dim view of cashing in on the criminal case. “With regards to the idea of making money off this, I agree that it is disgusting,” he wrote. Sekara added that the point he wanted to make was that “everyone has the right to trial by jury. Everyone tried and convicted the accused and put a bounty on his head. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be in this country.”
Even though he still hasn’t official withdrawn the applications for trademark according to USPTO, Sekara left us with these words of wisdom deep fried in hypocrisy about other certain individuals:
[Sekara] closed with a reference to President Barack Obama’s reelection committee selling hooded sweatshirts, which he apparently considers an attempt to cash in on the killing of Martin. “Look to the President of the United States making money selling ‘hoodies.’ A double standard don’t you think?”
Maybe Trayvon’s mother should heed this lesson. Just sayin’.
The full article from the smoking gun can be found here.