Zimmerman's Past Catches Up with Him

Zimmerman never fails to find himself embroiled in controversy, but his latest incident could offer an opportunity for him to finally recover his footing.

This past Monday, notorious former night watchman George Zimmerman was in the news again, not for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, but for a reported case of domestic violence against his girlfriend. It is still unclear as to what exactly transpired, with both Zimmerman and his girlfriend telling completely different versions of the story, but just the other day, he agreed to several terms set by a judge to keep himself out of jail. While this incident may indicate to some that the man is getting what he deserves, he nonetheless remains an important example of someone who has been targeted hard by negative imagery.

The case with Trayvon Martin was highly publicized, and in its aftermath, Zimmerman was harshly ridiculed for surviving the criminal justice system, much as someone like O.J. Simpson before him. Comedians, politicians, the general public, and even other countries have started debates about gun control and race issues. And while the discussion has been healthy in the overall scheme of things, Zimmerman has been torn down: currently, he’s about $2.5 million in debt, and with all of these latest incidents, it doesn't look like he has a surefire way to repay it.

Basically, negative imagery has destroyed Zimmerman's life. Whether or not one agrees with the jury's verdict regarding Martin, there is no question that Zimmerman's actions have ruined his own reputation. He could rectify his mistakes by finding a way to put himself back together and avoid being involved in incidents like these, but he must also do something about his public image: in most cases, negative imagery can be controlled, if you have the right tools.

Slanderous content can come from anywhere online. Because of the anonymity of the Internet, there is no risk for anyone to make a disparaging comment about another, especially against those who already have a negative reputation. While such things cannot be permanently deleted from the Internet, there are ways to get around them. By negating slanderous material, an individual or organization has room to recover. This usually involves staying out of the spotlight, but that won’t always be enough.
Centel Media™, the top online reputation management firm, as rated by those who use its products, has several resources that can help anyone deal with negative content that may surface online. The company offers negative suppression services, which aim specifically at online articles, images, reviews, and videos. Centel Media™ believes that everyone has the right to own their image online, especially if one has been put in a compromised position at no fault of their own. Zimmerman's case, in particular, may or may not be cut and dry, but then again, negative criticism never is and should be dealt with before it’s too late.

Centel Media™:Centel Media™ is widely known as the leading online reputation management company. Originally established in 1980 as a public relations firm, Centel Media™ now provides tools and strategies for those aspiring to gain control of their online reputation. Recently, with new management, the company expanded their entire approach and mission, now offering a vast list of online reputation monitoring and defense services to individuals and brands alike.

Jonathan Wong,
Creative Writer,
Matthew Shaffer,
Centel Media™