George Zimmerman kicked off dating apps
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George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder for the 2012 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, was kicked off a popular dating app this week.

Zimmerman had his profile removed when he was discovered using it with a fake name, The Washington Post reported Friday. 

A Tinder spokesperson confirmed to the Post that Zimmerman’s profile had been removed.


“At Tinder, we take our users’ safety very seriously and our team has removed this profile from our platform,” the spokesman 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, 35, was reportedly using the alias “Carter” on the app and described himself as a self-employed consultant and Liberty University graduate looking for “carefree fun.”

His profile was discovered by Tampa’s Creative Loafing on Wednesday. It reportedly states the “Carter” enjoys hiking, fishing, “quiet nights” and takeout from Longhorn Steakhouse. 

This is the second time that Zimmerman has been removed from a social networking platform after being blocked from Bumble in December.

He wrote on his Bumble bio that he was looking for a “mature and fun woman that’s ready to be loved and respected the way she deserves and is able to reciprocate.”

“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 spokesman said in a statement, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch leader when was the subject of a high-profile trial in 2013 that eventually led to his acquittal after he shot and killed Martin, 17, who was unarmed. Zimmerman had received instructions from a police dispatcher to not follow the teen.

He has since had several run-ins with the law. 

He was sentenced to 12 months of probation in November after he pleaded no contest on a misdemeanor stalking charge for accusations that he threatened to feed a private investigator to an alligator.

In 2015, when he was arrested for allegedly throwing a wine bottle at his girlfriend, though she declined to press charges.

Updated: 2:51 p.m.