George Zimmerman Not Guilty: Celebrities React, Nearly Shut Down Twitter

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Minutes after the controversial verdict was announced in the George Zimmerman trial, celebs and common folk alike took to Twitter to sound off.

The case had been a lightning rod for racial and political tension since Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February 2012, and it showed last night.

George Zimmerman in Courtroom

A jury unanimously found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday night in a Seminole County Court.

Twitter exploded with reactions - some more sensible than others - all over the country as people tried to make sense of the complex and tragic case.

Below are some of the most notable celebrity Tweets regarding the verdict ...

Chris Brown: Bullshit!

Rihanna: This is the saddest news ever!!! #whatsjustice #pray4theMartinFamily

Sophia Bush: The wind is more than knocked out of me... My heart aches for this boy's family. Justice System? I don't think so. #justicefortrayvon

Donald Trump: Zimmerman is no angel but the lack of evidence and the concept of self-defense, especially in Florida law, gave the jury little other choice

Roddy White: Fucking Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in … All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid

Michael Moore: Had a gun-toting Trayvon Martin stalked an unarmed George Zimmerman, and then shot him to death... DO I EVEN NEED TO COMPLETE THIS SENTENCE?

Ellen Page: If u really believe racism isnt a massive problem, that the oppression of minorities is not a horrific and systemic issue. U R in denial.

Gabrielle Union: How do we explain this to children? RT @lolaogunnaike: Apparently walking while black is a crime punishable by death. #TrayvonMartin

Anthony Weiner: Keep Trayvon's family in our prayers. Deeply unsatisfying verdict. Trial by jury is our only choice in a democracy.

Trey Songz: Can't even gather words to express my hurt for Trayvon's family. Devastated

John Legend: My heart hurts.

Ja Rule: Wow so a human life don't mean shit in America... they gave me 2 years for just having a gun smh #fuckthesystem

Lena Dunham: No. My heart is with Sybrina Fulton, Rachel Jeantel, everyone who loved Trayvon and has been sent the message that his life didn't matter.

Cory Booker: We must mourn the unnecessary & unjust death of a child, but to honor him we must rededicate ourselves to the very ideals that were violated

Questlove Jenkins: i want to rant but its like 1) i'm preaching to choir 2) this is about trayvon's parents not my anger 3) wont we just forget on sunday morn?

Lance Bass: That he didn't get at least manslaughter blows my mind. Heart hurts for the Martin family.

Lil Wayne: Tampa was amazing but kame bak to my bus and saw da news...ain't shit change, and I may never get to see it do so. I pray 4my kids & yours.

Mario Lopez: Hope people don't misbehave after hearing this verdict... Pray for the Martin family.

Josh Groban: Oh no. Seriously? Crap.

Olivia Wilde: I feel sick.

Andy Cohen: NO JUSTICE.

Mandy Moore: My heart is heavy...for all who knew and loved #TrayvonMartin. His life mattered. This is shameful.

Shaq: George Zimmerman not guilty can u believe that. Wow

Marlon Wayans: They traded us one OJ and a BARACK for a ZIMMERMAN.

Russell Simmons: I know many people are very upset about the verdict, but we must remain peaceful. No matter what, remain peaceful. Prayers for the Martin family ... Only God knows what was on Zimmerman mind but the gun laws and stand your ground laws must change. This is not "only" about race. This is about laws that allow racist acts to go unpunished. We must change laws that promote injustice

Nicki Minaj: And our taxes paid for that trial. We just paid to see a murderer walk free after killing an innocent unarmed little boy. #GodBlessAmerica

Miley Cyrus: I feel sick. #RipTrayvonMartin

Ann Coulter: Hallelujah!

What do you think: Was the correct verdict reached?

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