Re: hoodies. As a lifelong sailor I noticed long ago that the Coast Guard always stopped the boats that flew the Jolly Roger pirate flag.—
Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) July 15, 2013
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?
If wearing a hoodie is a declaration that I hold enmity towards Geraldo Rivera then I will wear mine every day for the rest of my life.—
Jayson Kaplan (@jaysonkaplan) July 15, 2013