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?
@GeraldoRivera pretty sure u just compared ppl in hoodies to pirates? What?
— greenkozi (@greenkozi) July 15, 2013
@GeraldoRivera really?????? Please tell me you're kidding
— Luis Acevedo (@bklynpito252) July 15, 2013
@GeraldoRivera Go home Geraldo, you're drunk.
— Rob (@TheScudStud) July 15, 2013
— Betty Aberlin (@bettyaberlin) July 15, 2013
@GeraldoRivera There is no likeness between a hoodie, a normal garment, and the jolly roger, which is an open declaration of piracy. Silly.
— Tom Benson (@TamOBedlam) July 15, 2013
.@GeraldoRivera Did you find a hoodie in Capone's vault?
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) July 15, 2013
@GeraldoRivera wow. Just wow. Just when I think I've already read Twitter's dumbest tweet, you come along. Astonishing.
— Thom David (@ThomboyD) July 15, 2013
I think @GeraldoRivera is unaware how common hoodies are among people who are under 50. It's like saying don't wear jeans.
— Michelle (@GrrrlRomeo) July 15, 2013
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
— Zach (@weedgoku69) July 15, 2013