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Diddy, Miami Heat & Other Celebs Wearing Hoodies for Trayvon (PHOTOS)

Jamie Foxx, LeBron James, and other stars put their hoodies up in support of Martin’s family. See photos.

From Jamie Foxx to Carmelo Anthony, athletes, musicians, and actors alike are putting their hoodies up to protest the killing of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hoodie at the time of his death. See photos.

Arsenio Hall

Celebrity Apprentice contestant and former ’90s talk-show host Arsenio Hall was among the first to don a hooded sweatshirt and tweet in support of slain teenager Trayvon Martin. At the Million Hoodie March in Manhattan on Wednesday, Hall threw up his hoodie and tweeted a darkened photo of himself, urging his followers to “Flip your HOODIE on for a second, and say a prayer for Trayvon Martin!”

Chad Dawson

Former WBC and IBF light-heavyweight boxing champion Chad Dawson has also gone public in his support for the efforts of Trayvon’s parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, to bring their son’s killer to justice. He tweeted a photo of himself wearing a cap and a furry hood and wrote, “Rockin' my Hoodie in Support of Trayvon Martin.”

Roland Martin

Roland Martin, CNN contributor and host of TVOne’s Washington Watch With Roland Martin, donned a black hoodie on Friday for the taping of his Sunday morning show in support of Trayvon Martin. He wore a somber expression in a photo he posted to his Facebook page and wrote, “On the set of @tvonetv #washingtonwatch. I’m wearing a hoodie for the whole show, Sunday at 11 a.m. est #Trayvon Martin”

Jamie Foxx

Actor and singer Jamie Foxx tweeted his own hoodie picture via WhoSay on Friday, writing, “My hoodie will be on forever.” In an earlier tweet, Foxx wrote, “God bless Trayvon Martin and his family. Humans but we’re losing the race.”

Miami Heat

After the intense backlash over Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera’s comments on Friday (“I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was,” Rivera said on Fox and Friends), the push to wear hoodies in support of Trayvon redoubled. In a show of solidarity, the entire Miami Heat basketball team put their tracksuit hoodies up, hid their hands in their pockets, and lowered their heads in a somber show of unity. Heat star LeBron James tweeted the photo of himself and his teammates with the hashtags, “#WeAreTrayvonMartin #Hoodies #Stereotyped #WeWantJustice” and later also tweeted, “Proud of my teammates today. Join us for justice, sign the petition #TrayvonMartin,” and included a link to the petition Martin’s parents started, calling for an investigation into Trayvon’s death and the prosecution of his killer, George Zimmerman.


During the wee hours of Saturday morning, when he might ordinarily have been on his way back to his room after a night at the club, rapper and producer Diddy threw his hoodie up, held up a printed photo of Trayvon, and, as if in response to Rivera’s comments, tweeted, “I didn’t know wearing a hoodie made me a target—#trayvonmartin #MillionHoodies RT TO THE WORLD!!”

Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash also put on a hoodie to show his support for the Martin family’s petition. He tweeted a photo of himself in a green sweatshirt and wrote, “I signed the petition #wewantjustice.”

Carmelo Anthony

Not to be excluded, two members of the New York Knicks also tweeted their support for the Trayvon hoodie movement. Carmelo Anthony posted a photo of himself head down in a gray sweatshirt with the words “I am TRAYVON MARTIN!!!!!” spelled across in bold red type. Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire likewise put his hood up in support, writing, ”I got my Hoodie. Stand up! #RIPTrayvonMartin #justicemustbehad.”

Spike Lee

In his own hoodie Twitter picture, director Spike Lee stayed behind the camera and instead posted a photo of his son, who is only a few years younger than Trayvon was, with his eyes closed and hood up. “My 14-Year-Old Son, Jackson Lewis Lee. HE IS TRAYVON MARTIN,” Lee wrote.

Gilles Marini

French actor Gilles Marini was touched by what President Obama said Friday about the Trayvon Martin case and tweeted a photo of himself in a hooded sweatshirt. “I loved what #Obama said ‘If I had a son, he’d look like #Trayvon.’ Here's my hoodie pic as respect to #Trayvon,” Marini wrote.


Grammy Award-winning hip-hop artist Nelly made direct demands through his hoodie picture and tweet. “Retweet!!! to your followers. Sign the petition demand justice 4 #TRAYVONMARTIN #MILLIONHOODIES,” he wrote, and included a link to Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton’s petition.

Swizz Beatz

Hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz also took Trayvon’s cause to heart. “Had to Hoodie up for Trayvon. what a sad situation ! Blessing to his fam,” he wrote, including a double photo of himself with his hood up.