Talk show host and political commentator Geraldo Rivera is no stranger to speaking his mind, however his comments regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin has caused a firestorm that not even he could have prepared for. Rivera has issued an apology via an email to Politico, stating "I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my 'very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.'"
Despite his intentions, the commentator's apology has also been met with skepticism. Here is a look at some notable tweets about both the "Hoodie" remark and the apology.
"Dear Geraldo Rivera: I'll use small words so you can follow me, okay? Hoodies don't kill people. Paranoid racists with guns kill people." - Actor Wil Wheaton
"geraldo rivera is an idiot. trayvon martin was killed by a racist murderer. i enjoy a hoodie and people feel safe because i am white" - Red Hot Chili Pepper Bassist Flea
"Geraldo, are you serious or just looking for attention ? Either way, shame!! LLAP" - Actor Leonard Nimoy
"Checking with Geraldo what's safe for me to wear tonight. Leather Jacket, baseball hat, contact lenses. Am I asking for it?" - Actor/Comedian Garry Shandling
"Need a hoodie emoji to properly get at geraldo." - Muscian Pete Wentz
Do you think Rivera was sincere?
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