No doubt suffering from years of getting his ass kicked in high school, conservative child-man Ben Shapiro is renown for taking his frustrations out on anyone he perceives as being weaker than he is — namely poor people, women and minorities.
However, Shapiro outdid himself this week after attacking a dead child needlessly shot by a racist vigilante. Here was Shapiro’s lovely tweet celebrating what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 21st birthday:
Trayvon Martin would have turned 21 today if he hadn't taken a man's head and beaten it on the pavement before being shot.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 5, 2016
To clear this up, Trayvon Martin would still be alive if he hadn’t been chased by known racist and neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman for wearing a hoodie and carrying a bottle of iced tea while being black. Against the explicit advice of the police who told him to stop following Martin — who again, had done nothing wrong — Zimmerman followed Martin with a loaded gun then shot him dead after Martin attempted to defend himself.
In the mind of a soulless little twerp like Shapiro, this obviously means the black guy (or black child in this case) is guilty, because, well, he’s black and Zimmerman isn’t. In reality Zimmerman was exonerated of murder because he lives in the racist state of Florida, where laws have been explicitly crafted to allow white vigilantes to shoot black people without fear of repercussion — apparently to the delight of assholes like Ben Shapiro.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.