As I previously posted today George Zimmerman and DMX are set to have a celebrity boxing match sometime in the future. I called for everyone to boycott this travesty of an event, but stopping it all together is definitely the best option.
This petition is on the White House’s petition site, and its end goal is 100,000 signatures. The number of people who put their name on this already is steadily growing at an unsurprisingly fast rate, so I’m sure this target number will be reached sometime in the near future.
Link to Petition
This is what the petition outlines:
"Celebrity Boxing Promoter Damon Feldman & George Zimmerman are attempting to promote and profit off of racial tensions in America.
Damon Feldman has been known for fixing fights and taking shortcuts in the past in bypassing state requirements for fighters to obtain a license to box.
In addition, the entire idea of this event is to use racial tensions to lure people into purchasing the event. This will only hurt America as it will continue to stir up racial tensions that have been on going in this nation for quite some time.
No Promoter or Celebrity Boxer should ever be allowed to use racial tension to profit.”
As a side note, today (February 5th) would’ve been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Let that sink in.