Elaine McClain said, "My youngest son, his last name is Zimmerman and his middle name is George. He [Spike Lee] definitely owes a big apology. All this is really scary and it's a shame. There's no reason they put our address out there without checking to see who lived there."
Higgins' original Tweet said,
"@SpikeLee EVERYBODY REPOST THIS George W. Zimmerman 159 Edgewater Circle Sanford, Florida 32773"
Upon learning of his mistake, Higgins' Tweeted the following:
"@d_pardee @SpikeLee GOD BLESS YOU I KNOW YOU HATE ME BUT I DON'T HATE YOU I DID APOLOGY FOR RETWEET THE WRONG ADDRESS"
It doesn't appear (at least from viewing his Twitter account) that Spike Lee has 'fessed up to the SNAFU. He has, however, taken to re-Tweeting some racist vitriol being spewed his way.
While some are asking if Lee or anyone else Tweeting such information should first confirm the legitimacy of it, it's already clear, however, that both Lee and Higgins and anyone else who re-Tweeted the original Tweet violated Twitter's ToS. It states: "You may not publish or post other people's private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission."
Whoops. Remember that, all you Twitter users.