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Martin, Zimmerman Halloween Costumes Cause Outrage

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RICHMOND (WRIC)—Halloween costumes, especially those that imitate popular figures, can be controversial. But this year, two costumes in particular are causing outrage all over the Internet.

A group photo that has gone viral on Facebook depicts a young man dressed as George Zimmerman—complete with a shirt that reads, "Neighborhood Watch"—making a gun gesture at the head of a man clearly dressed as deceased teen Trayvon Martin. The white man dressed as Martin is wearing a black mask and a blood-stained hoodie.

The picture appeared on the Facebook page of a woman named Caitlin Cimeno; her account has since been deleted. According to the Huffington Post, the men pictured are residents of Florida, where Martin was killed in February 2012.

 

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