Monday, November 29, 2021

George Zimmerman Banned from Dating App Tinder Over User Safety

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George Zimmerman the acquitted shooter in the death of Trayvon Martin, answers questions from a Seminole circuit judge during a first-appearance hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend November 19, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, 30, was arrested after police responded to a domestic disturbance call at a house. He was acquitted in July of all charges in the shooting death of unarmed, black teenager, Trayvon Martin.
(Nov. 18, 2013 – Source: Pool/Getty Images North America)

*George Zimmerman has been booted from yet another dating app and this time Tinder has pushed him back into the lonely hearts club.

The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen, Trayvon Martin, in Florida in 2012 has been banned from using the service, Tinder confirmed in a statement to HuffPost on Sunday.

“At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this profile from our platform,” the representative said, noting that Zimmerman’s account had been deleted.

As for why Zimmerman was removed, the spokesperson said the company spends “millions of dollars annually” to “prevent, monitor and remove bad actors who have violated our Community Guidelines and Terms of Use from our app.”

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The app also works with the Match Group Advisory Council to ensure the safety of users. The council is a group dedicated to fighting sexual violence.

Zimmerman previously faced allegations of molestation and stalking. In 2017, he threatened to “beat” Jay-Z for producing a docuseries about Martin, aol.com reports.

“I know how to handle people who fuck with me, I have since February 2012,” he said, clearly referring to the killing of 17-year-old Martin.

Screengrabs published by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, show Zimmerman’s Tinder dating profile under the user name “Carter.”

“I’m also down for a quiet night with Longhorn takeout,” his bio read.

Zimmerman was kicked off the dating app Bumble earlier this year for the second time, according to The Orlando Sentinel.

“George Zimmerman was blocked and banned in December 2018 when we first discovered his profile and we have blocked and banned him again after we were informed by our users that he had created a new unverified profile,” a company spokesperson told the newspaper.

 

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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