Molly West


One of these days people will learn that everything doesn’t need to be shared on social media.  Molly West, the daughter of George Zimmerman’s attorney Don West, probably wishes that she came up with a better choice of hashtags last week when she decided to post a photo on Instagram.

The picture shows West and his two daughters holding ice cream cones. Molly West, 23, posted the picture to her Instagram account under the handle “mollywestttt” along with the caption “We beat stupidity celebration cones.” The  hashtags she used were “#zimmerman”, “#defense”, and “#dadkilledit”.

The photo was taken Monday after the first day of trial when West attracted controversy for making a poorly-received knock-knock joke during his opening statement for Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial.  Zimmerman, 29, shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin in February 2012. A Miami Herald reporter wrote that the photo wasn’t uploaded to Molly West’s account until Thursday. By Friday, it went viral. A couple of hours later, her account was shut down.

Shawn Vincent, spokesman for the Zimmerman legal team, said the photo was intended to be private, and said West and his daughters have had a tradition of going out for ice cream following his first day of trial since the women were children.

Don West released a apologizing for his daughter’s behaviour:

Most days since this case began I stop for ice cream after court on the way home. It’s a guilty pleasure and is well known by my family. I’ve been doing this as long as I can remember during trials. Earlier in the week I stopped for ice cream and two of my daughters were with me having attended the court proceedings. One of my daughters works out of town and we don’t see each other very often. I stopped for ice cream and we decided to take a picture of us in the car with the cones as a memory. I held my other daughter’s cell phone as I had the longest arm. I never anticipated that the picture would be released via social media.  It was not taken for any such purpose or in any way as a comment on anything having to do with the case. To me it was a private moment with my family. My daughter accepts responsibility for her immature and insensitive comment and apologizes for it.

West added in a follow-up that his daughter is embarrassed and devastated by the fervor her picture caused.  “She is a kind and generous person, not mean spirited or judgmental.”



  • HTown

    He needs more people.

  • Anthony

    Molly West is guilty of being honest. I’m sure Molly is kind and generous to her “peers.” The bit about her being non- judgmental is a lie.

  • stone

    So sick of people apologizing after getting caught. If you said, be about it. That’s exactly what she meant. She hash tagged it and everything.

  • GG

    The part that irks me is on CNN they were saying she is a child this is a grown woman she knows better, Meanwhile, Trayvon was shot dead at 17.

  • Mixedchick

    Im not supporting Zimmerman at all but, he might want to get a new lawyer. It seems that even his family live in their own world…

  • MLI

    If she is a “kind and generous person, not mean spirited or judgmental” then she would have known better.

  • Deal-n-Truth

    They need to remove him from that trial ASAP!

  • Darcy

    She’s just as insensitive as her father. It’s surprising that she would post it, not that she would think that way.

  • Ash

    haha. I’m not one for making comments about people’s physical appearance but Molly West is as ugly on the inside as she is on the outside. Perfect example of a spoiled brat.

  • Sasha

    There aren’t enough facepalms in the world to go around for the sheer and crippling amount of stupidity that takes place on social media sites of today. I mean seriously, just exactly what the f*ck is wrong with some people.

  • Chelley5483

    I seriously thought this was a joke, she is a dead ringer for Marlon Wayans in that movie “White Chicks.” No more pictures from you please, ma’am.

  • ….

    Molly is the girl in the middle.

  • marseeuh

    It’s astounding how insensitive people can be, Trayvonne martin was stalked and killed at 17 and she posts something this horrific & insensitive?

  • Trisha

    She apologized, but I’m sure she is still laughing. No sympathy at all.

  • binks

    They need more people, I don’t believe them. The handling and sensitivity of this case and Trayvon Martin’s death seems like a joke to some people or justice doesn’t seem like a high propriety for them, I mean the lack of sensitivity and inappropriateness that some display is just plain vile and evil. If I was the judge I would have side eyed him when he opened up with a knock knock joke at a murder trial I mean really who does that.

  • Pepper

    The judge should dismiss him from the case

  • Kam

    Only Whites get to be all innocent. Black children become adults once they stop wearing diapers. So sick of this country’s racist attitude.


    The white trick on the left look like Shawn n marlon wayans in white girls.

  • ChristinaM

    I’ll be eating my “your client is going to get what he deserves for murdering a 17-year old boy” cones the day the trial is done. I’m going post in on Instagram. Hashtag it and everything.

  • Kiki

    That was my first thought when I saw photo lol

  • Mike Dimeo

    Well, if she’s “sorry” for posting comments like this on instagram, then why is she still posting racial slurs and inappropriate comments on twitter? That bitch has no heart.

  • jay cee

    Rachel Jeantel is a kind and generous person, who did her best to help insure that the murderer of her good friend gets what he deserves – murder in the 2nd degree.

  • Shyniece

    That’s right! These white bitches is a product off they white ass parents. Maybe black men now can leave these white hoes alone and realize they “mommy and daddy” don’t think shit of them unless they have some money they can send they hoe ass daughter out to suck they dick and get!

  • comenglish

    wtf how is she not mean spirted or judgmental. crazy.

  • JRM

    If this whole fiasco doesnt teach black men to stop funding these white hoes….I dont know what will. These artistes and athletes from the time they get a dollar in their hands they go out looking for white women. They have no compassion for your black asses unless youre making it rain…..first the six juror hoes and now this trick……..but i’m just an angry black woman what do I know…..right????

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