The gun auction of the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin was resumed last night....
...and was hijacked by the internet. Good going. Gawker reports:
Yesterday, after George Zimmerman’s initial attempt to auction off the weapon he used to kill Trayvon Martin was foiled, a second auction site took up the cause. That auction has since been disrupted by the user “Racist McShootFace,” who placed a series of bids pushing the price up past $65 million.
George Zimmerman's gun auction draws trolls -- including one user named "Racist McShootface" https://t.co/m1MV5ynCYX pic.twitter.com/OvEfjsOBtD
— CNN (@CNN) May 13, 2016
Racist McShootface bids have been removed but I'm certain these bids are legit.... pic.twitter.com/yvRhwIQqt2
— thriftymaven (@thriftymaven) May 13, 2016
Would the real Racist McShootface please stand up..... pic.twitter.com/xQQU6rszzg
— Terri - Web Designer (@SocialTerri) May 13, 2016
It's unclear whether Racist McShootface based his name on the violent videogame Borderlands 2 and its suicidal Easter egg character Face McShooty, or if this is just a Boaty McBoatface derivative. Regardless, I gotta agree with Matt LaCasse:
Probably the first time in recorded history a name like "Racist McShootface" has restored faith in humanity.
— Matt LaCasse (@MattLaCasse) May 13, 2016