Presidential debate hero Ken Bone asked fans to “step into the BoneZone” for a Reddit discussion, but caught criticism for old comments in which he said the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin “was justified.”
Bone did not delete old messages on his account, so his new fans found past mentions of his vasectomy, forging insurance documents, his sex life and his thoughts on Martin.
Martin, 17, was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who said he fired in self-defense and was acquitted of second-degree murder. The shooting polarized the nation, but Zimmerman was never convicted and the situation helped spark the Black Lives Matter group.
“From what I read about the case the Trayvon Martin shooting of Trayvon Martin was justified,” Bone wrote in the old post, in which he also called Zimmerman “a big ole s–t bird.”
One user wrote, “We’re gonna find out Ken Bone is a 26 year long Klan member aren’t we?” Another joked that, “A lot of rappers are probably deleting tracks titled Ken Bone right now.”
The Reddit AMA wasn’t completely negative. Questions ranged from serious to comical. “Have you ever said, ‘We ken bone,’ when your wife asks what you wanna do tonight?” one user asked.
When asked if he will take Snoop Dogg up on his recent offer to “hotbox the Bone Zone,” Bone declined: “My power plant supports a robust drug testing policy, sorry Dogg. My dad on the other hand is all in.”
But others rushed to join the Bone backlash.
We all knew this day was coming … #KenBone is actually a horrible person.
— Glenn Griffin (@rglenngriffin) October 14, 2016
Ken Bone just proves the old adage, undecided voters are the real monsters.
— 737 almost every day (@ShoutingStreet) October 14, 2016
If everyone just stopped talking about Ken Bone, he'd go away. Let's do that with everything else dumb too.
— alex tumay (@alextumay) October 14, 2016
Ken Bone claimed on Reddit that Trayvon Martin's death "was justified", but don't let that ruin your fun. https://t.co/EJs5ca5YBc
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) October 14, 2016
ken bone was popular for the same nonsense reasons everyone put harambe on a pedestal but you forgot one thing: ken knows how to say words
— brian feldman (???) (@bafeldman) October 14, 2016
Ken Bone 30 for 30???????????? pic.twitter.com/KtaC478M8f
— FunnyPicsDepot???????? (@FunnyPicsDepot) October 14, 2016
We're gonna find out Ken Bone is a 26 year long Klan member aren't we?
— Larry Beyince (@DragonflyJonez) October 14, 2016