Skip to comments.Zimmerman Continues to Be a Horrible Person; Mocks Prosecutor w/Painting, Faces More Legal Troubles
Posted on 01/26/2014 2:34:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
George Zimmerman continues to be an attention starved horrible human being.
Zimmerman has continued to keep himself in the public eye since being acquitted of the murder of Trayvon Martinand now he wants us to know that even he thinks the justice system is a joke.
Just a month ago, in between run ins with the police, Zimmerman decided he fancied himself a painter and sold a painting on eBay.
It was an American flag, with the words God One Nation with Liberty and Justice For All.
It sold for $100,099.99.
His follow up painting is even more appalling, classless, and utterly tasteless.
The painting depicts Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, pinching her fingers together, at the press conference when she announced the long awaited charges against George Zimmerman.
The painting is a direct copy of a photo belonging to the AP, taken by Rick Wilson, a freelancer.
Zimmermans plagiarized painting is rather ironic for someone who was so concerned about stealing that he confronted, shot, and killed an unarmed teenager. Plagiarism is, after all, stealing.
Zimmerman further had the audacity to add the taunting quote I have this much respect for the American judicial system Angie C.
Continuing to taunt, as if he & Corey are best friends and he can call her by a nickname, hes titled the painting Angie.
The art world is unamused, as Im sure is Angela Corey.
Jason Edward Kaufman, a contributing editor at Art+Auction, said the painting looks like a bloodbath.
Andrew Russeth, art critic for the New York Observer, pegged the paintings as a desperate cry for attention.
An art critic for the Village Voice, Christian Viveros-Faune, said Zimmermans work fits right in with other murderabilia, comparing his works to paintings done by cult leader Charles Manson and serial killer John Wayne Gacy. (Except Ill bet that even John Wayne Gacy and Charles Manson were above plagiarizing paintings.)
The AP and photographer Rick Wilson are also highly unamused. Theyve threatened legal action against Zimmerman, who seems to be the only one deriving any sort of amusement from this.
Zimmerman tweeted that he wasnt worried and revealed his plans to sue the AP, saying that whatever the APhis suit of them is over. (No one seems to have any idea what hes talking about; he probably doesnt even know himself.)
The APs threat is very realit wouldnt be the first time theyve had to take legal action for similar situations.
Artist Shephard Fairey was taken to court in 2012 over using an AP photo for the Obama Hope posters. Fairey was found guilty.
Paul Colford, a spokesperson for the AP, told politico.com:
George Zimmerman clearly directly copied an AP photo to create his painting of Florida State Attorney Angela Corey. The AP has sent a cease-and-desist letter asserting its copyright in the photo to the lawyer who recently represented Mr. Zimmerman. That lawyer has responded, and though she no longer represents Mr. Zimmerman, she will be forwarding the letter to him today.
You just cant do that. You just cant take somebody elses work and make it your own, Rick Wilson told the Orlando Sentinel.
Wilson, the photographer, has retained a lawyer and said Zimmerman can expect action taken in conjunction with the AP if he continues to use the image.
The painting has not yet been listed on eBay, but tweets by George Zimmermans brother, Robert Zimmerman, suggest that they plan to sell the painting privately.
I also hope theyre planning for court, but I guess once you get away with murder, plagiarism seems like childs play.
I don’t know Zimmerman’s character in detail, but on its own, that painting of the FL AG is pretty funny!
April is full of rage against a guy who defended himself from being killed by a violent criminal.
Yep, she’s a liberal.
He is NOT a hero, but he did paint a funny picture.
I don’t know him either, but one this for sure is that he is fighting back as best he can. I would be pissed too if I were him.
I think someone needs to call the waaaahmbulance!
He’s got all the right people tee’d off. Funny to see the art critics with their panties in a bunch, those hypocrite pigs.
He’d better be careful with the copyright situation though.
I didn’t know making a painting of a picture was plagiarism. I wouldn’t have thought that.
How many liberal artists over the years have painted variations of “Guerrillero Heroico” - that iconic painting from a photograph of Marxist Che Guevara? I don’t think any of them ever got sued but then again, they “appropriated” the art for liberal causes so I guess that’s different.
Hillary continues to be a great American ..huh?
Nothing like that ever happened to a photo of Bush or Sarah Palin, of course...../s
I couldn't have expressed my own feelings better.
This whole story was a COMPLETE non-starter but for the politically-driven LibTards in FL.
Let’s look at some Police Blotters for, oh, ANY day of the year, and I’ll bet you’ll find a similar situation playing out in SOME ‘gated community.’
Thanks, Media! Thanks ‘April Dawn.’ Pretty sure they will not REST until this man is dead, too. Like a dog on a bone, they are! *SPIT*
Even though the medium is different, it's still someone else's work. You need permission at the least.
I believe the first picture George did was also from another source.
April, being ignorant and stupid is a bad way to slog through life. But you deserve it. /spit
Zimmerman should sue Christian Viveros-Faune for slander for this statement, and sue April Dawn for repeating it.
St. Skittles was a lowlife who would have been shot deead sooner or later. Fortunately for us, it was sooner, before he could sire a litter of future criminals.
One thing for certain is that the msm vermin have a Palinesque hatred for George Zimmerman. So it’s impossible to tell what’s actually true about him.