Geraldo Rivera: Wearing a hoodie like flying a pirate flag

Geraldo Rivera eventually broke down and apologized for tweeting last year that Trayvon Martin’s hoodie was just as responsible for his death as was George Zimmerman’s gun. “I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies,” Rivera told the hosts of “Fox and Friends.” In light of the massive backlash and his subsequent apology, it’s surprising that Rivera is reviving the hoodie debate. Last year he argued that hoodies were “gangsta.” But what’s this about the Jolly Roger?

  • Emjay Graykat

    I thought they only woke him up for hurricanes and shootings.

    • Stephen K

      They do rouse him for the occasional plundering of some gangster’s vault as well. Should have done us all a favor and shut him in the last one and re-locked the door.

      • Emjay Graykat

        Go ‘noles.

      • Jeremy

        Geraldo’s head like Al Capone’s vault is empty.

  • HARP2

    Hey Hollywood. Why don`t you tweet this to all your drugged out friends ?

    The seated man is George Zimmerman’s
    great-grandfather, who was a black Peruvian.

    The woman behind him is his daughter, who was

    The baby seated in his lap is George Zimmerman’s

  • CitizenEgg

    Off topic, but I recently watched DJango unchained, and loved the homage to Mel Brooks with Big Daddy’s gang arguing about the bags with eye holes they had to wear. It made me laugh and laugh. #MoreInterestingThanGeraldo

  • Garth Haycock

    Once again, Rivera has decided to stop taking his anti-stupid medicine.

  • NixTyranny

    @GeraldoRivera I sort of think of hoodies as coming closer to wearing white sheets.

  • John_LC_Silvoney

    Bill Belichick = Outlaw

  • John W.

    Pirates play-by-play announcer Greg Brown likes to say, “Raise the Jolly Roger” when the Pirates win. I see that Amazon offers a hoodie imprinted with that saying, along with the Jolly Roger emblem. I wonder what Geraldo would think of that. On second thought, no I don’t.

    • TugboatPhil

      Dang I’m old. I automatically think of Bob Prince in that job.

  • grais

    WTF does that even mean? WTF is he talking about?
    Does anyone know?

    • ToyZebra

      I think he is saying if you look like a thug, you’ll be treated like a thug.

      • MrApple

        Especially if you act like a thug.

  • TugboatPhil

    Tom Benson
    @GeraldoRivera There is no likeness between a hoodie, a normal garment, and the jolly roger, which is an open declaration of piracy. Silly.

    Mr Benson, You may want to update your knowledge base. The Jolly Roger flag is available in boating supply stores just about everywhere. It has no significant meaning at all.

    Actual pirates don’t fly that or any other flag. They drive high speed boats with crew served automatic weapons and are manned by guys less educated than suicide bombers.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Geraldo, for the sake of the country, please go out wearing a hoodie late at night.

  • James McEnanly

    He doesn’t remember that pirates were hung when they were captured as “hostes communes humani generis’ or “common enemies of mankind”.

  • bluewaternavy

    Going that “logic” the USS Kidd must hate it when they pass a CG vessel-she flies the JR all the time.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      I’d bet the coast guard shys away from stopping a guided missile destroyer. LOL!!!

      • bluewaternavy

        Actually, they DO avoid her.

        DD-996 (the previous KIDD) had a smartass remark from a cutter once over bridge-to-bridge “Pirate ship, Heave to for boarding and Inspection”

        KIDD: “Prepare to die”

  • Rich

    Sweatshirts with hoods are worn by innercity gang members to hide their faces from other gang members and the police.

    • Tyrconnell

      And this over 50 white man when the weather is blustery

      • Guest Speaker

        Hey Ted Kaczynski, I didn’t know they allowed you to have internet….

        • Tyrconnell

          Wrong answer Hans.

  • DaCheezWhizKid

    Geraldo is a Hispanic Supremacist. Anyone who can go on tv and defend illegal alien drunk drivers who kill Americans has earned that title!

    • Agent_Zeero

      Correction: Self-proclaimed Hispanic Supremacist

      • Ken Alan Draper

        Correction: white liberal who claims to be hispanic to use EEOC to get a job. Caucasian Jerry Rivers had a hard time finding work, Hispanic Geraldo Rivera on the other hand.

        • Katelyn Weber

          Thank you! I’ve tried to explain this to people. Soooo many people do not know he changed his name.

  • bill_a_bob

    Hey Geraldo, as a lifelong aszhat you surely know that since DOMA was overturned the new Navy now only requires sailors to wear chaps.

  • Jeremy
  • LegalizeShemp

    Everybody sing along, “There was nothing in Al Capone’s vault, but it wasn’t Geraldo’s fault”

  • cmerlo1

    I’ll think about this the next time I wear mine. And laugh.

    • paevo

      Think about Trayvon.

      • cmerlo1

        I probably won’t. But if I do, I’ll think about him repeatedly slamming the back of Zimmerman’s head into the sidewalk.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Being Geraldo rivera is like wearing an ‘I’m with stupid” shirt with the arrow pointing straight up.

  • MrApple

    Geraldo Rivera is such a douche-bag.

  • Oschlama

    da troof hurts gnomesayin

  • Matthew Armstrong

    Regardless of way it sounds, Geraldo is mostly right: the way you dress affects others perception about you.

    His full quote (I heard on John Gibson’s radio show last night) suggests that people who pretend they are pirates on the ocean attract the attention of the Coast Guard, just like garments made to hide or obscure your appearance attract the attention of the neighborhood watch. Conversely, everyone seems to agree that dressing well will help get a job…

    • Guest Speaker

      If Obama had worn a hoodie during the campaign of 2008, everybody knows he would not be taken seriously.

  • Guest Speaker

    Do we all forget how the UnaBomber was profiled for wearing a hoodie before Trayvon was even born? All he was doing was walking down the sidewalk to mail a letter…. And how about people who like wearing ski-masks? Maybe they are wrongly be profiled when they walk into a bank or store? And speaking of propfiling, maybe Trayvon had profiled Zimmerman as being GAY because he was wearing RED? His friend Rachel says he gave him a whoopa$$ because he thought he was a gay cop.