“Trayvoning” Mocking the death Of Trayvon Martin : Blogs Speak
Quickmeme.com says all you need to Trayvon is “a hoodie and some skittles,” and “even a black guy can go Trayvoning.”
S2smagazine.com says that Trayvoning appears to have no purpose other than to trivialize and mock the death of the black teen. The website reports that a photo was posted on a Trayvoning page showing President Obama giving thumbs up to George Zimmerman.
There are various creative variations of the Trayvoning meme, but a typical Trayvoning photo shows a person wearing a hoodie, lying spread on the ground, usually face-down as if dead, with a bag of skittles and iced tea in each hand.
The Christian Post reports that resistance to the spread of the new meme is gathering online. Someone railed against the creator of the Facebook page dedicated to Trayvoning, saying: “You got major Problems ahead of you, God does not like Ugly. I pray for your forgiveness. You may have laughed with your friends but your sick and need help.”
Another person wrote: “This is the most insulting… that i have ever seen!”
Yet another person said: “This is disrespectful to his parents and the world. You should be ashamed.”
Allhiphop.com reports that there are several Facebook pages dedicated to Trayvoning and people are submitting photos of themselves Trayvoning. The website marvels disbelievingly: “Man, oh man, some people are truly heartless.”
Christwire.com compares the new trend to “Planking,” a trend “running through our children like syphilis.”
According to MSN.com, Planking, Tebowing and Owling were merely “whimsical, playful memes,” but Trayvoning is not. MSN condemns Trayvoning, saying: “we’re not even going to dignify this cynical and heartless brand of jackassery with the lightness that calling it a meme imbues. This misguided attempt at turning a teenager’s death into an Internet trend are infuriating and deplorable.”
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