Fake Will Smith tweet about Trayvon Martin goes viral

Actor Will Smith appears at a Sony Corp. press event at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show to promote his upcoming movie, 'Men in Black III' January 9, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 10-13 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 140,000 attendees. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Will Smith appears at a Sony Corp. press event to promote his upcoming movie, 'Men in Black III' Jan. 9, 2012, in Las Vegas.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

(CBS News) A comment tweeted out by a fake Will Smith Twitter account comparing the Trayvon Martin case to the Kim Kardashion flour bombing has gone viral.

The tweet, which has since been deleted, reportedly said, "WE live in America where a girl that threw flour on Kim Kardashian was arrested on site But the man who KILLED Trayvon Martin is still free."

The tweet was retweeted by Spike Lee, Rosie O'Donnell and Omarosa, but according to The Hollywood Reporter the @RealWillSmith account actually belongs to a white man from Nashville, Tenn., not the Hollywood actor.

Travyon Martin's name has been in the news after civil rights leaders called attention to his death causing it to become a national controversy.

The 17-year-old Martin has been dead for a month, and George Zimmerman, his admitted killer, remains free after telling authorities he was forced to shoot Martin in self defense.

The investigation into Martin's killing is still being conducted.

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