Twitter Boots George Zimmerman Over Topless Revenge Pics

'This is Heather. She cheated on me with a dirty Muslim'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Twitter Boots George Zimmerman Over Topless Revenge Pics
George Zimmerman got the boot from Twitter on Thursday after tweeting two topless photos of a women he claims is his ex-girlfriend.   (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Infamous Florida man George Zimmerman has been kicked off Twitter at least temporarily after managing to fit harassment, slut shaming, Islamophobia, misogyny, and bigotry into 140 characters or less. The New York Daily News reports Zimmerman—who was acquitted of killing black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012—tweeted two topless photos of a woman he says is his ex-girlfriend to his more than 15,000 followers on Thursday. "This is Heather. She cheated on me with a dirty Muslim. She'll sleep with anyone," the Daily Dot quotes the first tweet as saying; the tweet included a phone number apparently belonging to Heather. In a second tweet, Zimmerman accused Heather of stealing cash and a gun from him and included an email address.

The Daily Dot reports it's clear Zimmerman's tweets violated Twitter's anti-abuse policies—by including personal information and "intimate photos" without consent—but they may also have violated Florida law. In October, Florida became one of 26 states to specifically outlaw "revenge porn," according to the Daily News. A University of Miami law professor tells the Daily Dot the photos may not be "sexually explicit" enough to violate the new law—which she calls "deeply flawed"—but the tweets may still run afoul of anti-stalking laws. Zimmerman is no stranger to Twitter controversy, according to the Daily News. In the past few months alone, he retweeted a photo of Martin's body, went on a homophobic rant, and called Obama a racist. (And he's apparently making some serious enemies.)

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