Filmmaker Spike Lee is under fire for retweeting to his 250,000 followers, the address said belong to George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on Feb.26 .
The address actually belongs to an elderly couple David McClain, 72, and his wife Elaine McClain, 70 who have lived there for nearly a decade. Now they are living in a hotel and said they are concerned for their safety.
Due to the wrong twitter ,a TV reporter knocked on their door looking for “George” and mail of a threatening nature has been sent to them.
They said they have a son named William George Zimmerman who lived in their Sanford-area home in the mid-1990s.They have no relation with Zimmerman who killed Trayvon Martin.
The original tweet—posted Friday by Marcus Davonne Higgins, a 33-year-old from Los Angeles, an account with the twitter handle @MACCAPONE, The Smoking Gun Reported.Lee retweeted the erroneous information to his 240,000-plus followers.
On Wednesday night,Lee has apologized to the Florida couple.Lee’s twitter apology: "I Deeply Apologize To The McClain Family For Retweeting Their Addres. It Was A Mistake. Please Leave The McClain's In Peace. Justice In Court."