Just minutes after jurors found George Zimmerman “not guilty” of shooting and killing 17 year old Trayvon Martin, Twitter exploded with reactions from people all over the country.
Among those were dozens of celebrities addressing their anger, prayers and thoughts on the case that has embroiled the nation since news broke of Martin’s death in February 2012.
John Legend wrote: My heart hurts
Rihanna wrote: This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily
Gabrielle Union wrote: Help! What’s the proper procedure when you’re followed by a random armed nutbag returning home from getting candy & iced tea?
Diddy wrote: MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO TRAYVON’S FAMILY!!!! GOD BLESS THEM!!!!
Kelly Rowland wrote: #Disappointed literally in tears right now, over the way a KILLER was found not guilty!!? KeepingTrayvon’s family in my prayers! In shock!
Tamar Braxton wrote: Going to bed. This has ruined my whole night. 🙁 #JusticeForTrayvon
Nicki Minaj wrote: And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica
But it wasn’t just African American celebs who were saddened by the verdict, which shed light on racial profiling in this country.
Sophia Bush wrote: The wind is more than knocked out of me… My heart aches for this boy’s family. Justice System? I don’t think so. #justicefortrayvon
Mario Lopez wrote: Hope people don’t misbehave after hearing this verdict… Pray for the Martin family.
Mandy Moore wrote: My heart is heavy…for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful.
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