Two White Florida Guys Dressed Up in Blackface as Trayvon and Zimmerman for Halloween

Categories: WTF Florida

Photo from Facebook via the Smoking Gun
The George Zimmerman saga has already given Florida a terrible national reputation. The mention of Miami teen Trayvon Martin conjures images of tragedy, gun-crazed neighborhood watchmen, and Stand Your Ground.

So it's not exactly helping our state's rep that a photo of two white guys from Florida went viral this weekend when they posted a pic on Facebook showing them dressed in blackface as Trayvon and Zimmerman for Halloween.

Photo from Facebook via the Smoking Gun
The horrifying pic was posted Friday to the Facebook page of Caitlin Cimeno with the caption "Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon & :)"

The two fellows who decided it was OK to wear blackface to portray an unarmed, 17-year-old kid gunned down in his own neighborhood and the watchman who killed him are, of course, Floridians.

Greg Cimeno, who is 22 years old, was wearing the Zimmerman outfit, while 25-year-old William Filene went in blackface as Trayvon in a bloody hoody, the Smoking Gun reports. Both men live in Cape Coral on the Gulf Coast.

Almost immediately, friends of the trio began criticizing the costumes, with one writing, "Not too funny," in the comments. Greg Cimeno's response: "Not too funny. It's fucking hilarious!"

But then the image went viral, landing on Gawker by Sunday under the headline "Because Blackface Wasn't Offensive Enough for these Partiers."

The three quickly pulled the pic and locked their Facebook profiles, but not before the Smoking Gun tracked them down and also learned that Filene has compiled a colorful criminal record of his own, including a felony auto theft arrest this past June and previous charges of loitering/prowling and failing to register a vehicle.

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bufordlongshanks
bufordlongshanks

The jury has spoken, but still this is despicable.  Celebrating the death of one young man and the pain and trauma that both families went through. 

frankd4
frankd4 topcommenter

...................................JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON hoodies on sale now $69.95

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

I think you people should be more concerned with the dog you have rotting in your backyard, than what people wear on Halloween night.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

People go to Halloween dressed as a pregnant nun; So What. Get a grip. I will go as a watermelon. & yall are free to ware whatever the F#$% you want, with out some asshole killing you. Unless you are wearing something some a-hole may want or offended by what ever a free person wares.

Patricia L Watt
Patricia L Watt

Guess you all don't have a clue of what was & is happening in Miami. So sorry; "kids" Jumping over a fence, killing, robbing, murdering people for a cell phone, or piece of gold. Thank those "kids' for a kid that is now dead. Terrorism in your own backyard.

Michelle
Michelle

YOU ALL ARE IDOTS......the guy in the hoodie was NOT pretending to be Trayvon Martin. Rather he was portraying Odumbo's son. Duh...

Matt Slawski
Matt Slawski

They did this for attention, and making it viral really helped that.

Carolina Gioconda
Carolina Gioconda

why the fuck do people keep dressing in blackface? No respect for others.

Gerald Anthony King
Gerald Anthony King

for the 15 people who like this,my question to you is WHY! EPIC FAIL

Rafael Perez
Rafael Perez

They obviously did it for the attention, and here we are giving it to them. Does anyone think they weren't expecting people to call them names? LOL, we all just gave them exactly what they wanted. Good job guys.

Adriana Berdugo
Adriana Berdugo

honestly it's halloween, who cares. no one would've cared but since the media has it plastered all over the internet, it's a big deal. how many times have we seen more offensive costumes?

Melissa Hidrobo
Melissa Hidrobo

Tasteless and very hurtful to Trayvon's family. Makes me wonder how people raise their kids.

Claudio
Claudio

Really guys? With all the fucked up shit that goes on, some dbags in offensive(in your opinion) costumes makes ur news? These guys are trash, stop parading them around.

ellec
ellec

They look like teenagers and teenagers find stuff like this funny (maybe not all, but many) and it’s a free country. Halloween is full of ethically and morally questionable costumes.

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

Moronic and yet they accomplished their mission because here, thanks to Miami New Times, is the picture splattered on Facebook again! DUH to the INFINITE POWER NT!

BlindleadsBlind
BlindleadsBlind

Sensationalism at its finest. You people think the case was sad, well you're sad for following it like sheep. Crime like this happens everyday regardless of where you are. There is a lot more important stuff happening in the world that considers more thought. Don't be afraid to think for yourself, and not blindly play hop scotch to media biased tune. The world is only as ugly as you make it.

cg1187
cg1187

That's not even funny...smh

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

What if it's just to get followers and sell the account?

Rick Amador
Rick Amador

Bad press is good press. Unless your a fucking criminal piece of shit hiding behind a stupid joke. Now your Oz, ashole!

Ursula Tavarez Ballart
Ursula Tavarez Ballart

Wow, it's Halloween? A kid died. Think of how his mother must feel to see this. That's what's wrong with this country...people have zero ability to put themselves in other people's shoes, and wonder what if it happened to me?

Gabe Yunes
Gabe Yunes

Let's see if they're gonna think its hilarious when people show up at their place and slash their tires and throw bags full of shit in their driveway..

Alex Gómez
Alex Gómez

No one cares! Miami new times wasting time on lame articles again.

Israel Obando
Israel Obando

Picture would've been super hilarious if she hadn't gotten in the middle

johnegamel
johnegamel

@Sheila Drawdy Berrian Shut Up. Who cares.

johnegamel
johnegamel

@Ursula Tavarez Ballart A kid died... a kid died... a kid died.... A kid died... A kid died... A 17 year old who physically assaulted someone who had a gun died. The "kid's" mother has no one to blame but herself for raising him to do that. 

johnegamel
johnegamel

@lilac923 No, He got killed because he smashed someones head on the ground who happend to have a gun. So wipe the tears away and shut the f up. Those kids and anyone else can say whatever the f the want as long as they dont threaten anybody. My god, its like maybe they should teach you fing retards about the Constitution in school

ellec
ellec

@johnegamel Not as free as yesterday but freer than tomorrow. Depressing... Guess we will start policing kids' Halloween costumes now.

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