Comedy Central Show Celebrates George Zimmerman Being Hurt In Shooting Incident

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” held an on-air celebration Tuesday night … to praise the fact George Zimmerman was hurt in a shooting incident.

Zimmerman, who was accused in 2012 and ultimately acquitted in 2013 of murdering Florida teen Trayvon Martin, was injured when he was shot at Monday. According to reports, someone shot into Zimmerman’s truck, narrowly missing his head. The shattered glass reportedly caused enough damage to Zimmerman that he had to go to the hospital.

During the celebratory segment on “The Nightly Show,” host Larry Wilmore called Zimmerman a “wrongfully acquitted, unhinged menace.” After showing clips of initial news reports suggesting Zimmerman had actually been shot in the face, the crowd cheered and a marching band ultimately triumphantly entered.

“What are you doing?” Wilmore asked the band.

“We heard George Zimmerman got shot in the face,” the band leader replied.

Wilmore corrected the band leader on what actually happened and gently chided him for celebrating a man getting shot in the face in any case.

“Come on, it’s George Zimmerman,” the band leader retorted, prompting more audience cheers.

“You make a good point,” Wilmore ultimately conceded.

The segment ended with a balloon drop — albeit a small one.


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