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Geraldo Rivera Deletes Semi-Nude Selfie, but Internet Jokes Live On

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Geraldo Rivera's exposing selfie (Twitter)

Well here's something you don't see every day: Geraldo Rivera, in nothing more than a very low-slung towel, showing off his toned bod in a bathroom mirror.

"70 is the new 50," he tweeted early Sunday along with this semi-nude selfie, adding in parentheses, "Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age..." referring to his 38-year-old fifth wife.

There was quite a reaction to the "Geraldo At Large" host's online overshare, which felt more Kim Kardashian than newsman (and a senior citizen newsman at that!), prompting him to delete the snapshot late Sunday night.

"Note to self: no tweeting after 1am," he sheepishly wrote after removing the pic. He later gave an interview on WPLJ's "Scott and Todd" radio show in New York and said he had been drinking tequila before he posted the photo.

Maybe a slow weekend news day was to blame or maybe it was just seeing so darn much of Rivera — in his rose-tinted eyeglasses no less — that the photo spread like fire across the Internet (with more than 1,000 retweets by noon on Sunday) ... and so did the jokes! The father of five — and his poor white towel — became a quick and easy punch line for celebrities, comedians, and his own colleagues. Here are some of the best reactions (and recreations) we saw:

From some other political TV personalities…

Celebs and comedians...

And last but not least Mario Lopez, whom we didn't realize was such a Geraldo fan...

Now that you've seen Rivera's revealing selfie, will you be able to take him seriously when he's reporting on current events on the news? Share your opinion below.

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