Wrong reason, right result.
"YAY" we hear you shout, and we would have to agree with you.
Whilst we (obviously) don't usually condone violence, when it comes to Zimmerman, who has not only auctioned off the gun he used on Martin, but signed autographs when he visited the factory that made the weapon—the usual rules of decent behavior don't really apply.
This stain on human society was actually BRAGGING to fellow diners about who he was....he apparently used the words "You don't know who I am, do you?" and produced ID to prove he was in fact, the notorious killer. Maybe he thought he was going to get a round of applause and a free drink.
Funnily enough, another customer in the restaurant took exception to his bragging, and challenged Zimmerman.
Zimmerman called the cops to the Gators Riverside Grille in Stanford, Florida, telling the 911 dispatcher;
"This man just punched me in the face. He told me he was going to kill me, he told me he'd fucking shoot me, he punched me in the face."
Now while any normal person with an ounce of humanity would be outraged by Zimmerman's disgusting hero complex and have the urge to punch him in the face, eyewitnesses gave a slightly different account of the incident.
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The altercation started when Zimmerman entered the restaurant and apparently complimented a customer on his tattoo of the Confederate flag (as any white supremacist would). Another patron approached the pair and they allegedly began discussing the death of Martin. We're thinking they weren't discussing how outrageous it was that Zimmerman got away with killing an unarmed teenage boy for no other reason than he was black.
According to the New York Daily News;
A man cops called 'Eddie' in their report, approached the group and said;
"You're bragging about that?"
"You don't know who I am, do you?"
He then identified himself as the person cleared on self-defense grounds of killing Martin.
Eddie then either punched Zimmerman in the face (if you believe Zimmerman), or got into a shoving match before riding off on his Harley (if you believe the restaurant owner).
All good so far? Zimmerman got what was coming to him? (Nowhere near but it's a start.)
Well yes and no...
It seems our hero Eddie was not quite the hero after all. He apparently misunderstood, and actually thought Zimmerman was Matthew Apperson, the man accused ofshooting at Zimmerman during a road-rage confrontation last year.
Eddie allegedly told Zimmerman (Apperson), before punching him and breaking his glasses;
"You better get the fuck out of here you nigger lover, you ain't welcome here,"
Wow! Turns out Eddie is as much of a piece of shit as Zimmerman himself!
You know what though, there is a takeaway from this sorry tale.
In future, in an argument about violence, if someone says "violence isn't the answer", you can trot out this story about how sometimes, someone just deserves to get punched in the face—whatever the reason.
Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.
Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.
In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.
Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.
Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.
After Halle Berry walked back her consideration of playing a transgender character, we look back at how Hollywood has repeatedly fumbled trans representation.
Halle Berry has made headlines this week after turning down a role in which, had she gone through with production, would have represented a transgender man.
Berry, an Academy Award-winning actress known for roles in films like Monster's Ball, Catwoman, and Gothika, took to Twitter Monday night to apologize for considering the role. "Over the weekend I had the opportunity to discuss my consideration of an upcoming role as a transgender man, and I"d like to apologize for those remarks," Berry wrote. "As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role, and that the transgender community should undeniably have the opportunity to tell their own stories."
The post continued: "I am grateful for the guidance and critical conversation over the past few days and I will continue to listen, educate and learn from this mistake. I vow to be an ally in using my voice to promote better representation on-screen, both in front of and behind the camera."