Last week, talk show host Geraldo Rivera made a few pretty awful comments about the tragic Trayvon Martin case, namely that the way Martin was dressed - in a hoodie - was as much to blame for his death as the man who killed him, George Zimmerman, was. 

Unsurprisingly, his comments received a lot of (deserved) backlash. Today, in response, Rivera attempted a pretty half-assed apology through his Twitter, saying: "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."

Additionally, he emailed Politico in an attempt to straighten things out:

"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."

So, basically, he said the same thing he did last week, only this time he typed it out instead of saying it out loud. 

[via Gawker]