Just when you think George Zimmerman can’t sink any lower, he showed up at the New Orlando Gun Show over the weekend to sign autographs and snap pictures with fans.
According to the New York Daily News, Zimmerman signed autographs for over six hours and welcomed less than 20 “fans” during the show, which was fraught with controversy from the start.
The show was originally was supposed to be held at the Majestic, another venue in the Orlando area, but event organizers were forced to move it after pressure from the community.
In an interview with Orlando’s Fox affiliate, Zimmerman said he didn’t care whether or not his appearance was seen as “antagonistic.”
“I don’t worry about people that say it’s antagonistic,” he told a reporter. “To be honest with you, like I said, the importance was to support the people that supported me.”
“I’m willing to talk to everyone and try and answer their concerns or questions, and [have] them realize there’s no need to be angry.”
Zimmerman also told Fox 35 that he doesn’t consider himself a celebrity, despite signing on to appear in a now-canceled “celebrity” boxing match last month.
Recently Zimmerman made news when he claimed he was homeless, deep in debt and suffering from PTSD as a result of being in the spotlight.
This latest stunt could be part of his attempt to pay off the $2.5 million bill he owes his former lawyers Mark O’Mara and Don West after his acquittal for the murder of 17-year-old unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.
Despite claiming he wants to live a normal life outside of the public eye, appearances like this say something quite different.