People are entitled to share their own opinions, but it’s grossly irresponsible and unethical for a “professional” publication (especially a magazine aimed at children) to blatantly lie to their readers. Sadly, that is precisely what Teen Vogue has done as they have attempted to turn Trayvon Martin into a martyr.
Almost five years ago, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a “neighborhood watch” member as he walked home from a convenience store where he had purchased a juice drink and a package of Skittles. George Zimmerman, the man who shot Trayvon, believed him to be “possibly dangerous” because of his race and the fact that he was wearing a hoodie.
Trayvon’s murder – and Zimmerman’s eventual acquittal – incited nation-wide outrage and was part of launching the powerful Black Lives Matter movement. To this day, Trayvon’s name serves as a reminder of the progress that is necessary in order to improve the very real problem of police brutality and racism.
Today (February 5) would have been Trayvon’s 22nd birthday. All across social media, people are pausing to pay homage to Trayvon’s memory, while reminding the world that his life was taken prematurely and unfairly.
The article’s author, De Elizabeth, doesn’t just play fast and loose with her opinion, but objectively lies about the circumstances surrounding Martin’s February 26, 2012 death.
I highlighted the most gratuitous lies, such as Zimmern targeted Martin because of his race, and that Martin was murdered. And that his death somehow had something to do with police brutality. Martin attacked Zimmerman, and Zimmerman, fearing for his life defended himself. If Martin’s life was taken “unfairly” it was no one’s fault but Martin’s
I am thinking that, other than the names, Elizabeth got everything wrong in her screed. And, given that anyone can find the truth about the shooting, it was self-defense, to the evidence, to the trial, I must conclude that Elizabeth lied deliberately. But, again what does the left think of truth? Absolutely nothing. Owens has more at the link