Gawker Publishes Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body


[two_third]After MSNBC accidentally showed a graphic picture of Trayvon Martin’s dead body, Gawker quickly captured the image and posted it to their website. This has set off a firestorm against the site with people accusing the articles author, Adam Weinstein, of using the slain boy as a way to get page views for the site along with the headline “This, Courtesy of MSNBC, Is Trayvon Martin’s Dead Body. Get Angry.”[/two_third]

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Read more at policymic.com. Read the gawker article here.

54 Comments

  1. Clover leaf

    July 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Whatever particular political/racial ideology you hold this picture helps to remind us that this is because someone died.

    • Mikfin

      July 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Clover leaf I think all can agree it was a senseless death.  What people disagree on is who was the senseless one?

      • RockHardWilly

        July 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

        Mikfin Clover leaf Both.

      • Mikfin

        July 13, 2013 at 3:04 pm

        RockHardWilly Mikfin Clover leaf Sounds like reasonable doubt to me.

    • Recyclerz

      July 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

      Clover leaf The media behavior in these cases is hypocritical and just plain stupid.  They fetishize these killings, turn them into  emotional porn melodramas, then get all prissy about the sight of the dead body which is the fundamental fact of the matter.

      • Henduey

        July 12, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        Recyclerz Clover leaf Because cases like these while tragic on both sides serve the higher purpose of distracting and dividing everyone.
        Like I dont know anyone on here , but because of a comment on this case im supposed to think/care if they think one side is right or wrong at the end of the day one man has to live with killing a kid, and a kid wont live to learn from his own mistakes?

  2. Moe Green

    July 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    What they are really saying is, “We want to see a pic of Zimmerman’s dead body”

  3. ummmwhat

    July 12, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    goodbye loser, this is what happens when you think you’re a tough guy.

    • Amsterclam

      July 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      ummmwhat   He’s not the one running around playing cop vs. imaginary robbers all night.  Or taking martial arts classes. Or carrying a gun everywhere he goes like Dirty Harry.

      • ummmwhat

        July 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

        Amsterclam ummmwhat but he is the one that’s dead that = he loses

      • ummmwhat

        July 12, 2013 at 10:12 pm

        Amsterclam ummmwhat btw it wasn’t imaginary that there was robberies in that neighborhood, taking martial arts classes WTF is wrong with that, ever heard of MMA the most popular new sport in the country. Also EVERY concealed carrier, carries ALL the time or else whats the fucking point asshole

      • Amsterclam

        July 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

        ummmwhat Amsterclam    There’s no need to call me an asshole. And my point was George Zimmerman was the wannabe tough guy with the gun and the classes and the neighborhood watch bullshit.

    • babydawg

      July 13, 2013 at 3:54 am

      ummmwhat – I’m pretty that ummmwhat is a screaming faggot and so is his mama!

  4. BallPeenHammer

    July 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Gawker did some stupid shit? How amaziung.

    yet half the content from this place is lifted directly from one of their sites….stupid media hypocrites, all of you

    • FLpro

      July 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      Annoying Troll

  5. TheOandAKid

    July 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Haven’t we all seen this picture before?

  6. c-money

    July 12, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    a peek inside the cumia jack files..

    • clown baby

      July 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      c-money Right age, wrong gender, def wrong race.

  7. dirtyleft

    July 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    He died doing what he loved

    • babydawg

      July 13, 2013 at 3:51 am

      dirtyleft  That’s pretty crude you creepy azz cracker!

      • YotaruVegeta

        July 13, 2013 at 11:12 am

        babydawg It’s so entertaining to have you on here! It’ll be so sad when you are totally blocked from this site.

      • clown baby

        July 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

        babydawg dirtyleft Okay, let’s leave the racial slurs out of this.

    • babydawg

      July 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

      dirtyleft    ya mama died doing what she des best-a blow job

      • clown baby

        July 14, 2013 at 3:37 pm

        babydawg dirtyleft Okay, let’s leave oral sex out of this.

    • babydawg

      July 13, 2013 at 3:52 am

      dirtyleft  sorry azz

      • clown baby

        July 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm

        babydawg dirtyleft Well, glad to see you had a change of heart and apologized. On behalf of everyone here at the I BANG, we accept you apology. Now go get your fucking shine box!

      • babydawg

        July 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

        clown baby babydawg dirtyleft I didn’t apologize u freak.  send ur mama to get her shinebox.

      • clown baby

        July 14, 2013 at 5:37 pm

        Yes huh you did! And again, let’s leave the mother’s out of this. That doesn’t work with white people, we have secure relationships with our parents. What color is your dad’s eyes? Just guess.

    • babydawg

      July 13, 2013 at 3:57 am

      turfgrass64 dirtyleft  – your mama is a watermelon eating trailer park piece of rotten tail!

      • clown baby

        July 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        babydawg turfgrass64 dirtyleft Okay, let’s leave the mother’s out of this.

  8. Sonnytax

    July 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    That was hours ago….. Ibang be slippin.

  9. YotaruVegeta

    July 12, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    How many dead bodies have they already put in the paper? Why is anyone’s body to be respected more than anyone elses? If this was the first time they ever did it, I would be wondering why they made that move.

  10. YotaruVegeta

    July 12, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Oh, by the way, HOLY SHIT I SHOULDN’T HAVE LOOKED AT THAT PICTURE! 
    I think after seeing that Trayvon pic, he doesn’t look like he could kill shit with his fists. I’m not a fake ultra-liberal like Fez, but Trayvon Martin looks like he was not intimidating.

    • sidwasout

      July 12, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      I’ve seen enough dead bodies, some in person and many in photographs, to know I don’t need to look at this one. That said, I can’t think of a single instance where one of the bodies looked intimidating. That’s fairly normal, even when looking at a body you know was once very animated and very capable of intimidation.

      • YotaruVegeta

        July 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm

        sidwasout Looking at him, he looks gangly. Doesn’t look intimidating to me. To be more specific, I don’t think he’s so intimidating that I’d feel like my life was in danger. If some guy has you on the ground punching your face, that’s not a fun time, but Trayvon doesn’t look like he can put someone in a hospital.

      • Plastic Thoughts

        July 14, 2013 at 11:49 pm

        Kind of hard to look intimidating without a life force..

      • YotaruVegeta

        July 15, 2013 at 10:58 am

        Plastic ThoughtsI don’t know. Some dead bodies look like they can still go a round or two!
        I was referring to his stature, not his life status.

  11. bktallguy

    July 12, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    its been all over the internet for like 2 weeks. people should save their fucking outrage. we have the internet now. EVERYTHING gets out…the public has seen EVERYTHING

  12. Distortion9

    July 12, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I dunno….he looks pretty well behaved

    • nullzero00

      July 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

      Distortion9 about damn time

  13. Saskopite

    July 13, 2013 at 12:51 am

    The pro-Zimmerman crowd has been playing this story all wrong. This wasn’t a kid in a hoodie that got shot. This was a kid in skinny jeans. If the jeans don’t really fit, you must acquit.

  14. Morgan : from parts unknown

    July 13, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Wow.

  15. TheMeebs

    July 13, 2013 at 12:59 am

    The website is called GAWKer, what do you expect?

  16. brushmonkey

    July 13, 2013 at 2:27 am

    Its an advertisement  for vigilante recruits.  “If you look for trouble, you can get trouble”

  17. Badger1225

    July 13, 2013 at 3:28 am

    It can’t be Trayvon Martin, that looks like a much older guy than the picture MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC used.  They wouldn’t have mislead people by doing that would they?

  18. Beer

    July 13, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Did he died?

  19. nullzero00

    July 13, 2013 at 8:12 am

    looks like he died riverdancing

  20. JonNockels

    July 13, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Worst class senior picture ever.

  21. HabibHaddad

    July 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    That is as fucked up as a (Anthony Cumia bit)’s checkbook.

  22. ScallywagNYC

    July 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Which brings us to the core question. Is a picture of a dead man’s body newsworthy? Is it really about journalism? But then again who said media really has anything to do with being newsworthy in the first place anymore? Or is it really about providing us with sanitized versions of reality that are consumer palatable? Or maybe media is just all about being entertaining and sensational? 
    If we are going to sit down for months and talk about motives, prejudice and hoodies and pictures of Trayvon looking like a gangster, why not the end result picture too…?
    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/07/trayvon-martins-dead-body-sends-the-media-world-into-a-tizzy/

    • YotaruVegeta

      July 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      ScallywagNYC The media is largely a joke now. It’s an entertainment machine more than it’s a hard news outlet. That being said, if you want the facts, if you want the truth, a dead body qualifies. 
      I don’t think we need proof Trayvon’s dead, even though I’m not against it. We’ll just take people’s word that he’s dead. He’s not Saddam Hussein or Bin Laden.

  23. clown baby

    July 14, 2013 at 12:49 am

    That’s not even Trayvon! I  have seen pictures of Trayvon, he was much younger looking and much shorter. This person almost looks like a grown man.

  24. rexdart936

    July 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    he looks so lifelike.  This is how i expect Fez to be found after his first twink fucks him to death Russian prison rape style.

  25. Plastic Thoughts

    July 14, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Gawker should have never stooped to the level of MSNBC, even in attempting to expose the malicious intent of MSNBC in “accidentally showing” the picture.