Tinder refuses to help Trayvon Martin's killer look for love

George Zimmerman.
George Zimmerman. Photo credit: AAP

An infamous killer has been banned from using dating app Tinder.

George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012 as he walked home from a Florida convenience store, was discovered on the app using the alias "Carter".

A neighbourhood watch volunteer, Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges by a Florida jury after claiming he shot the unarmed teen in self-defence.

According to screenshots sourced by CL Tampa Bay, Zimmerman listed himself on Tinder as a lover of adventure, fishing, camping and hiking and was looking for carefree fun.

Photos on Zimmerman's profile feature him shirtless, with a dog and in a graduation cap and gown.

While Tinder gave no specific reason for removing Zimmerman from the app, it said in a statement the move was a safety measure.

"We take the safety of our users very seriously and acted appropriately once the profile was discovered."

This isn't the first time Zimmerman has been banned from a dating app - Bumble made a similar move in December 2018.

"George Zimmerman was blocked and banned in December 2018 when we first discovered his profile and we have blocked and banned him again after we were informed by our users that he had created a new unverified profile," a statement from the company read.

"We have thousands of moderators working tirelessly with our users to make Bumble the safest and most empowering social networking platform and this is another example of those efforts."

Zimmerman also made headlines in September 2018 after threatening to feed Beyonce and Jay-Z to an alligator.

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