Bids for an original painting by George Zimmerman reached nearly $100,000 on eBay.com. Zimmerman, who was acquitted of killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, is auctioning the painting under the username: therealgeorgez.
In the description, Zimmerman writes:
First hand painted artwork by me, George Zimmerman. Everyone has been asking what I have been doing with myself. I found a creative, way to express myself, my emotions and the symbols that represent my experiences. My art work allows me to reflect, providing a therapeutic outlet and allows me to remain indoors I hope you enjoy owning this piece as much as I enjoyed creating it. Your friend, George Zimmerman
In a question & answer section, Zimmerman said he used common household latex paint to create the artwork that features a flag with the words “God One Nation With Liberty And Justice For All.”
One “fan” wrote: “Just wanted to tell you we all love you and stand behind you. You have so many people on your side I hope you know that!”
Zimmerman has been arrested at least 6 times since his acquittal of 2nd degree murder earlier this year. He was recently arrested in Florida for a domestic incident involving his girlfriend. The girlfriend has since dropped the charges.
When is the IRS going to step in and demand their cut of the public donations to Zimmerman?