Earlier this week, George Zimmerman's brother, Robert Zimmerman ruffled feathers with racially charged tweets that compared Trayvon Martin to an alleged killer. But on Wednesday, the neighborhood watch volunteer's brother sat down with CNN's Piers Morgan to apologize for the tweets.
Zimmerman originally walked back his comments on Twitter:
I'm sincerely sorry my tweet offended many - I made a serious error in judgment abt the way it wld convey & understand why it is offensive.
— Robert Zimmerman JR (@rzimmermanjr) March 27, 2013
However, he didn't completely recant his tweet during his appearance on the show.
"I don't think Twitter is the place to make points about what you recall a year ago, because the recollections that I have, or that we have as a family specifically, are very different than what can be portrayed in 140 characters," he said. "I realize those were controversial and offensive, and I did publicly apologize for them. I don't think it was the right thing to do that way. I understand it's controversial and I apologize for it and I'm sincere about that. I shouldn't have done it this way."
Robert Zimmerman took to the social network on Sunday, sharing a photo of De'Marquis Elkins, a teen charged with the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old in Georgia, and Trayvon Martin flipping the middle finger.
— Robert Zimmerman Jr (@rzimmermanjr) March 24, 2013
Morgan and Zimmerman engaged in a bit of a back and forth over difference in opinion of the meaning behind the tweets. Watch the full interview in the video above, and share your thoughts in the comments section.