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Industry heavyweights come together to stand up for Trayvon Martin's tragic passing

March 28, 2012NewsComments

Big name rappers, actors and professional athletes including Young Jeezy, Plies, Diddy and Carmelo Anthony have been seen wearing hoodies to show support for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old killed in Sanford, Florida. Industry heavyweights come together to stand up for Trayvon Martin's tragic passing

Big name rappers, actors and professional athletes including Young Jeezy, Plies, Diddy and Carmelo Anthony have been seen wearing hoodies to show support for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old killed in Sanford, Florida. BET reports it's been a month since Martin was killed, but since then the case has gripped the nation and brought out many famous faces who want to show their support for the teen.

Since the incident, millions of people have been showing support by taking pictures of themselves in hoodies and posting the photos to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Essence Magazine reports that Diddy posted a picture of himself wearing a hoodie with the message,"I didn't know wearing a hoodie made me such a target."

Rappers Young Jeezy and Plies have brought a lot of attention to the cause and recently spoke with MTV to express why they feel so strongly about the fatal incident.

"As a community leader and a part of our culture, I feel like we all gotta get together and stop this," Jeezy told MTV VJ Sway. " I have a son his age, and I feel like that could be any of our children."

Other celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole, the entire Miami Heat team, Swizz Beatz, Nelly, The Dream and Tia Mowry have posted images of themselves wearing sweatshirts on their twitter accounts to make sure Martin's wrongful death doesn't go unnoticed.

The hip-hop community may be the most vocal in the spreading the message based on the fact that hoodies have long been a staple in urban clothes.

March 28, 2012NewsComments