It has been a while since George Zimmerman, the half-Hispanic, half-white, former neighborhood watch volunteer who infamously shot and killed black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, did something dumb enough to land his name back in the headlines. But that drought couldn’t last forever.
Apparently, Zimmerman, who has been having trouble dating since being acquitted of murdering Martin in 2012, has been banned from Tinder after creating a profile under a fake name. According to Fox News, he used the name “Carter” instead of “Zimmerman” on his profile, which was uncovered by local daters who apparently outed him to the media.
According to his profile, “Carter” was a “self-employed” Liberty University graduate “looking for carefree fun” who enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.
He also noted that he loved adventure, but didn’t enjoy “huge crowds” (understandable). He is also “down for a quiet night with Longhorn take out.”
Tinder wasn’t amused by the deception, and said in a statement that it takes the safety of its users very seriously.
“At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this profile from our platform,” the company said.
“We utilize a network of industry-leading automated and manual moderation and review tools, systems and processes – and spend millions of dollars annually to prevent, monitor and remove bad actors who have violated our Community terms and guidelines.”
Zimmerman’s ban from Tinder comes just months after he was banned from Bumble for similar reasons.
“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 Bumble spokesperson said.
In his Bumble profile, Zimmerman said “let’s get coffee and cake pops. I’m looking for a mature and fun woman that’s ready to be loved and respected the way she deserves…and is able to reciprocate.” We suppose it’s time to give Hinge or Plenty of Fish a try.