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Jamie Foxx’s Travyon Martin T-Shirts Brings Out The Crazy People

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Jamie Foxx was honored at this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, but it’s the t-shirt he wore to the event making headlines days later.

Foxx rocked a black t-shirt featuring the image of slain Florida teen, Travyon Martin. Martin was gunned down last year by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman, in what the gunman claims was self-defense.

Several celebrities have publicly called on local officials to prosecute Zimmerman, including Foxx. Debate over whether Zimmerman was justified in shooing the teen, or just a racist with a vandetta against Black people, has caused intense debate nationwide. And Foxx caught some of that backlash after wearing the t-shirt remembering the shooting victim.

During the MTV Movie Awards broadcast, the actor was slammed on Twitter by Zimmerman supporters who tweeted things like:

“F*ck Jamie Foxx and his Trayvon Martin shirt. Motherf*cker got what he deserved.”

“F*ck that n*gger with the Trayvon Martin shirt on.”

“Nice shirt, Jamie Foxx. Go f*ck yourself.”

And it goes on, and on and on. This morning, HipHollywood attempted to reach out to some of these Twitter users to discuss their views on Mr. Foxx’s t-shirt, but most had deleted their accounts … and those who didn’t, have protect their tweets.

Still, if you would like to read more of their vitriol, one website has captured several screen grabs and posted them online for your viewing pleasure.

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  1. JRoc85

    April 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I’m proud of Jamie Foxx for still raising the awareness that justice STILL MUST BE SERVED for Trayvon Martin!!!!!!!! The really hurtful thing about of this is that Trayvon isn’t the only African American who lost his/her life due to wrongful violence!!!!!!!

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Dwyane Wade On New Heartfelt Documentary: It’s A Story “I Never Got A Chance To Tell As A Kid”

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It’s been an epic week for Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union.

It first started with one of the biggest trades of the year with Wade returning back to Miami to finish the rest of the season with the Heat. “I was happy,” Wade told us on Thursday night about the trade.

He added, “The journey of the NBA took me to Chicago, it took me to Cleveland, but it also brought me back to Miami; a place from a basketball sense birthed me.”

Days following the big NBA announcement, the lovebirds then celebrated the release of Dwyane’s documentary, Shot in the Dark, which the NBA champion produced alongside Chance the Rapper.

The film follows the Orr Academy High School basketball team on Chicago’s Westside. Throughout the documentary, cameras capture the journey of individual athletes trying to make it to the NBA despite growing up in the violent streets of Chicago.

During the screening, Wade also opened up to HipHollywood about why the project was near and dear to his heart. “It’s home,” the Chicago native said. “I jumped on board right away because it’s a story being told that I never got a chance to tell as a kid. To be able to shed some positive light on a tough, dark situation for us was big.”

Union added, “I’m so proud. Coming up on Hoop Dreams … It explores so many other topics that are critical to kids in Chicago.”

As for whether or not D-Wade picked up some advice from his TV star boo, not quite. When asked what tips Union gave Wade ahead of the project, the actress told us, “None. You have to learn. Humility and school of hard knocks. Things are not going to go your way and you have to learn through experience just like the rest of us.”

Check out the documentary on February 24 on Fox Sports.

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