Zimmerman And DMX To Fight: Race Wars For Profit
IN America, race is a particularly thorny topic (mainly because the Americans don’t have a recognised class system yet, because they’re still working on the old ‘if you’re not white, you’re considered black’ system). The police come under heavy criticism for profiling People of Colour and the justice system seems to be two-tiered – the white and/or wealthy get this treatment, everyone else can whistle.
When George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin, America (and in turn, the world), erupted. Worse still, was that Zimmerman got off with it too.
So what’s the next logical progression in this story? CELEBRITY BOXING OF COURSE!
Now, quite why a man who is only known for murdering someone is considered a celebrity is another matter, but here we are. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman has told CNN that George Zimmerman will fight DMX in his forthcoming match.
These matches are for charity, but this one clearly has a frisson to it – notably, the closest we’ll get to someone organising a race war on television.
Feldman claims: “We’re not looking at [the fight] as a race thing.”
The rapper, The Game immediately stepped up and said he’d fight Zimmerman, saying: “I would not be boxing for me… I’d be boxing for the legacy of Trayvon Martin and for his family.” However, at some point, this has turned into a fight between Zimmerman and DMX.
And DMX is crazy. Numerous run-ins with drug squads and the police and mental health problems, is seems this show is sending someone in the ring who could cause Zimmerman some serious damage. And there’ll be a few cheering him on too.
DMX said he wanted to fight Zimmerman “for every black person who has been done wrong in the system”, adding: “I am going to beat the living fuck out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I fuck him right up.”
He signed off with: “…once I am done with him, I am going to whip my dick out and piss on him … right in his muthafuckin face. Zimmerman is a piece of shit and that’s what he needs to drink.”
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