Celebrities and demonstrators continue their supportfor Trayvon Martin.Rallies across the United States continued on Saturday to remember Martin and to protest the acquittal of the man who killed him.
Zimmerman's acquittal of second degree murder and manslaughter charges last week has prompted massive gatherings from coast to coast.
Celebrities have joined rallies, spoken at public forums, interviews and have expressed their support for Martin on social media.
Here are a few celebrities who have expressed their support for Martin on various platforms:
At San Diego’s Comic Con 2013, Jamie Foxx while talking about Trayvon's mother and his case, said:
"She's always been courageous in saying this has never been about race. She said it's about 17-year-old kids. We have to protect our kids. So I stand with her forever."
He continued: "There's something wrong when a 17-year-old child is on his way home and someone with a gun pursues him and he ends up losing his life."
Singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, joined Trayvon’s parents and hundreds of protestors during a rally in New York on Saturday.
Also, during a concert in Nashville in mid July Beyonce paid tribute to the 17-year-old Martin who died last year. “I’d like to have a moment of silence for Trayvon,” said the pop star and also sang the chorus of the song “I Will Always Love You”.
Jay Z and Justin Timberlake:
Jay Z who attended a rally in Martin’s support with his wife Beyonce along with Justin Timberlake honored the late teenager during their show at New York City's Yankee Stadium. They closed their show with a performance of Jay Z's "Forever Young," dedicating the song to the 17-year-old Martin who died last year.
President Barack Obama said on Friday that the death of Trayvon Martin has raised questions about why young African-Americans experience racial profiling.
"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago," Obama told reporters at the White House, in his first public remarks after the acquittal by a Florida court of Martin's shooter, George Zimmerman.
Samuel L. Jackson:
Samuel L. Jackson during his appearance at Comic-Con said that he wasn't surprised by the result, but was “encouraged by the attitude of people after the verdict, that people are willing to stand up and take a stand and get out in the streets, and let their voices be heard.”
Young Jeezy posted a new song, “It’s a Cold World (A Tribute to Trayvon Martin),” to his Facebook page with a comment: “I am in no way shape, form, or fashion … trying to capitalize off of the latest series of events. These are my true feelings and my form of expression about it.”
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz) on CNN said that while he doesn’t question the jury’s ruling on George Zimmerman’s case, he does however believe that each state, including Arizona, should have their ‘stand your ground’ law reviewed.
Here are a few other celebs who have tweeted in Trayvon’s support.