In a monstrous move that enraged a majority of the internet, George Zimmerman decided to auction the gun he used to kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, calling it an “American Firearm Icon.”
On Friday, the auction taking place on United Gun Group was hijacked by a user named “Racist McShootFace,” who put a bid on the gun for a colossal $65 million.
The account was later deleted, but the username began to trend on Twitter, as users applauded the anonymous bidder for attempting to delegitimize the appalling auction.
There are heroes all around us and sometimes their name is Racist McShootface.— A?anda (@GrnEyedMandy) May 13, 2016
Don't question it. Just thank them.
Thank you, Racist McShootface & all the others who ruined that inhumane sale. You did good.— Truly (@trulybrazen) May 13, 2016
All hail Racist McShootFace for hijacking Dickface McGee's vile auction. https://t.co/09a6pyboGU— ?? Imani Gandy ?? (@AngryBlackLady) May 13, 2016
in the year 2050— rachel (@itsrachelgross) May 13, 2016
child: dad who was racist mcshootface?
dad: *looking off into the distance* a hero
We live in a time where the internet's vigilante goes by the name of Racist McShootface. Nice.— Happy Burger (@MrProAsian3) May 13, 2016
Although Racist McShootface’s account has been deleted, the price he drove the auction to remains, and he has helped currently halt the sale. Zimmerman was originally seeking around $5,000 for the firearm.
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