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Published On: Mon, Apr 15th, 2013

Jamie Foxx wears Trayvon Martin, Newtown shooting victims t-shirt at MTV Awards

Jamie Foxx appeared at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night wearing a T-shirt with Trayvon Martin and the Sandy Hook victims on the front.

Jamie Foxx Trayvon Martin Newtown victims shirtThe actor posed on the red carpet in the T-shirt with a picture of the 17-year-old’s face and many of those who died in the Newtown massacre with the words ‘Know Justice, Know Peace’. 

Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida last February and the fervor turned into a national media circus.

Foxx took a lot of heat in the fall when he made a ‘Lord and Savior’ comment at the BET Awards when referring to President Obama.

“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama,” he said.

‘Django Unchained’ was represented at the MTV event, which starred Foxx, and was used as an example of gun violence in films, which is believed by some to very influential on youths. Director Quentin Tarantino refused to battle a reporter over film violence back in January.

“I don’t want to talk about the implications of violence… The reason I don’t want to talk about it: cause I’ve said everything I have to say about it. If anyone cares what I have to say about it, they can Google me and they can look for 20 years what I have to say. But I haven’t changed my opinion one iota.”

Photo: cropped from screenshot of video coverage of MTV awards

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