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Red Sweater Dude From Debate Says Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Was Justified’

Ken Bone (C), a power plant employee from Belleville, Illinois, waits in the audience to ask a question about energy policy and jobs during the presidential debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. Picture taken October 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTSRSZE
Ken Bone (C), a power plant employee from Belleville, Illinois, waits in the audience to ask a question about energy policy and jobs during the presidential debate between Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S., October 9, 2016. 

*The undecided voter in the red sweater who became a viral sensation after posing a question at the last presidential debate has the Internet suddenly seeing red, after his thoughts about Trayvon Martin recently surfaced.

During a recent Reddit discussion to capitalize on his 5 minutes of fame, Ken Bone asked fans to “step into the BoneZone” for a Q&A, but he hadn’t deleted the old messages on his account, so fans were able to scroll through his Reddit history. Among his past topics: undergoing a vasectomy, forging insurance documents, his sex life and his thoughts on the 2012 shooting death of Martin, which he called “justified.”

Martin, 17, was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said he fired in self-defense and was acquitted of second-degree murder. The shooting polarized the nation, but Zimmerman was never convicted and the situation helped galvanize the Black Lives Matter group.

“From what I read about the case the Trayvon Martin shooting of Trayvon Martin was justified,” Bone wrote in the old post, in which he also called Zimmerman “a big ole s–t bird.”

Some folks on Twitter were not surprised:

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