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The Blackface Halloween Costume That Made Fun of Trayvon Martin
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The Blackface Halloween Costume That Made Fun of Trayvon Martin

Two white guys named William Filene and Greg Cimeno decided to join forces and work together on a horrifically offensive Halloween costume. One would be George Zimmerman and the other would be Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whom Zimmerman infamously murdered. It's hard to say which of the two bigoted revelers was luckier. Sure, one got to dress up as their racist vigilante hero – but the other got to wear blackface, which apparently some racist morons find super-fun. When Caitlin Cimeno, a Massachusetts mother of two who posed with the two numbskulls, posted a deeply disturbing image of the group to Instagram – so awful that we're not including it in this post – the Facebook user Stop Blackface on Halloween contacted her employer and was told she had already been fired. More time for Halloween costume-planning!

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