The Miami Herald first noticed the old profile and lifted some troubling quotes:
“I dont miss driving around scared to hit mexicans walkin on the side of the street, soft ass wanna be thugs messin with peoples cars when they aint around (what are you provin, that you can dent a car when no ones watchin) dont make you a man in my book,” the 2005 Myspace page said. “Workin 96 hours to get a decent pay check, gettin knifes pulled on you by every mexican you run into!”
In another section of his profile, he refers to his ex-girlfriend as his “ex-hoe,” and alludes to a situation in which his friends, who were imprisoned for an undisclosed crime, didn’t turn him in. “They do a year and dont ever open thier [sic] mouth to get my ass pinched,” he wrote.
The comments may cast doubt onto his legal team’s insistence that Zimmerman is not an inherently racist person. In the days before his arrest, George Zimmerman’s family defended him against charges of racism by pointing out that he himself is Hispanic and was raised in a multiracial family. But his comments about Mexicans would seem to indicate that his own genealogy had little impact on his disparagement of minorities.
The MySpace page, which is still up, could pose a problem for Zimmerman’s legal team, who instructed their client to shut down all of his social media profiles and other online holdings to better manage his image. A Twitter account, a separate MySpace page, and a website set up by Zimmerman have all vanished in recent weeks.
In response to the Miami Herald article detailing the contents of George Zimmerman’s MySpace page, his legal team has released a statement via their official website criticizing the attention being given to the page. The author of the post also suggests, not too subtly, that continuing to dig into Zimmerman’s history on social sites invites similar scrutiny “of all parties involved,” meaning Trayvon Martin. Of course, supporters of Zimmerman, conservative publications, and white supremacy groups have already combed through Trayvon’s email accounts, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook profiles to find embarrassing or damaging photos and quotes, leave racist messages, and hack into his accounts.