Geraldo Rivera has issued an apology for his insane yammerings on how the hooded sweatshirt Trayvon Martin was wearing "is as much responsible for [his] death as George Zimmerman was." Responding to the firestorm reaction his comments elicited, Rivera apologized last night via Twitter—in the worst, infuriatingly half-assed way a person can apologize.
He tweeted the following:
Heard petition demands my apology to Trayvon's parents. Save effort: I deeply apologize for any hurt I caused-that is not my goal or intent
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) March 27, 2012
Unable to manage scribbling out the slapdash Twitter apology in complete sentence even days after the comments were made, Rivera followed up with an email to Politico this morning, justifying his thought process:
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...by putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager.
Rivera again extended his "heartfelt apology" to anyone he may have offended in his "crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies." LIKE HOODIES. The dreaded gangsta hoodie that is still, apparently, to blame for the tragedy.
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