Exclusive: Damon Feldman On Canceled George Zimmerman Fight “We Made A Mistake Picking Him”
It looks like George Zimmerman will not be fighting in any celebrity boxing match … At least if Damon Feldman has anything to do with it.
A few weeks ago, the Florida native who was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-yaer-old, Trayvon Martin agreed to fight DMX in a celebrity boxing match. But after some backlash circulating around Zimmerman being considered a celebrity, the fight’s organizer completely pulled out.
Damon Feldman tells HipHollywood that he felt the fight was wrong. “[Zimmerman] is not a celebrity and it was ruining the credibility of celebrity boxing. We made mistake picking him,” he told us.
HipHollywood also recently caught up with some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters who thought that the planned fight was a bad idea from the beginning. “Trayvon Martin should be celebrated forever,” Bill Duke told us. “And to mock his death with this entertainment in my opinion is unacceptable.”
American Horror Story’s Gabourey Sidibe told HipHollywood that she thinks it’s ridiculous. “I don’t understand why it’s necessary and it’s actually isn’t. It’s a bad thing to do.”
Roland Martin also shared his reaction, calling it shameful. “George Zimmerman is not a celebrity he is a murderer. DMX should have some since of respect for Trayvon Martin and his family. It’s interesting how he [Zimmerman] was so concerned about being in hiding and about his safety, yet he wants to be in a celebrity boxing match.”
He continued, “I wonder how America would feel if OJ Simpson was out of jail and decided to box somebody. I doubt they would be all happy.”