Trayvon Martin’s Mom Calls Out BET For Not Airing Documentary
Trayvon Martin’s mother, activist Sybrina Fulton, is letting us in on the details surrounding the airing of her documentary, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.” It is a six-part docu-series executive produced by Jay Z, about the life and killing of 17-year-old Trayvon, and the acquittal of his murdered, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. Roc Nation revealed the documentary’s official trailer this past February.
Many have noticed that the documentary has been airing inconsistently on BET, but shown on the Paramount Network.
Sybrina recently revealed to her social media followers that there have been issues with BET executives. She posted this message on Instagram:
“@sybrinafulton Just found out that #BET has made a programming decision not to air Rest In Power tonight as scheduled #TrayvonMartin17 #RestInPowerTrayvon #YourMomWontGiveUp #ItsOnParmountNetwork”
This hasn’t been the first mishap regarding the production of the documentary. “Rest in Power” was executive produced by Jay Z’s Roc Nation company along with the Weinstein Company. Due to Harvey Weinstein’s egregious sexual assault accusations, Sybrina and Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin, decided to part ways with Weinstein. As we previously reported, Sybrina and Tracy filed court documents stating that the Weinstein Company owes them over $150,000. Because bankruptcy court approved the sale of The Weinstein Company to a private equity firm, there are several companies, writers, and even actors still waiting to be paid money they’re owed. Yikes!
What will become of the relationship between BET and the Martin family?
Written by Miata Shanay