Via News Core:
SANFORD, Fla – An elderly Florida couple have been forced to move into a hotel after their home address was wrongly tweeted as belonging to the man who shot teen Trayvon Martin.
The tweets were traced back to a man in California and the address was also reportedly retweeted by director Spike Lee to his almost 250,000 followers.
The couple, aged 70 and 72, have been harassed with hate mail, been hassled by media and had scared neighbors questioning them since the tweet, their son Chip Humble told the Orlando Sentinel.
Fearful for their safety, and hoping to escape the spotlight, the couple have temporarily moved to a hotel.
The confusion seems to stem from the fact the woman’s son is named William George Zimmerman and he lived briefly at the address in 1995.
When William Zimmerman pleaded with the man who tweeted the address, the man responded, “Black power all day. No justice, no peace” along with an obscenity.
Lee, whose Hollywood millions allow him and his family to live in a life of gated security, burly bodyguards, and posh comfort, also stupidly tweeted a picture of his son in a hoodie with a description that read, “My Son Is Trayvon.”
If any harm whatsoever comes to this elderly couple as the result of Spike Lee’s irresponsible actions, I hope they sue his a** off. In fact, I think they should do so for the inconvenience and harassment they’ve already faced from the multiple “I am Trayvon!!!” types who obviously aren’t interested in observing Dear Leader’s call for a “new tone” across America.
Twitter, by the way, has a policy against users publicly posting someone’s private information without their permission, but I won’t hold my breath they’ll suspend Lee’s account, especially not in this climate where false accusations of racism unfortunately rule the day.