The filmmaker’s erroneous retweet wrongly gave George Zimmerman’s address as that of an innocent elderly couple.
USA Today’s Natalie DiBlasio reports that Spike Lee retweeted the home address of “George Zimmerman”… only it wasn’t Trayvon’s shooter’s house.
Since the tweet went out, Elaine and David McClain, 70 and 72, have gotten hate mail and unwanted visitors. Their son told the Orlando Sentinel they left to avoid the spotlight and possible danger.
Lee apologized in a tweet sent late Wednesday: “I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Address. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain’s In Peace.”
Thank goodness the couple is safe and sound.
This situation further reinforces a need for truth, rather than revenge, in the case of Trayvon Martin, as well as a full and impartial investigation of the death of the teenager.
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