On this morning's episode of Fox and Friends, Geraldo Rivera had a few things to say about the tragic Trayvon Martin case, which involved a man from the neighborhood watch group in a gated Florida community gunning down an unarmed black teenager. Get ready, 'cause his comments are a new brand of stupid:
I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was.
When you see a kid walking down the street, particularly a dark skinned kid like my son Cruz, who I constantly yelled at when he was going out wearing a damn hoodie or those pants around his ankles.
Oh, he's not done yet...
Don't let your kid—you know the old Johnny Cash song, don't take your gun to town, son. Leave your gun at home. There is some things that are almost inevitable. I'm not suggesting that Trayvon Martin had any kind of weapon or anything, but he wore an outfit that allowed someone to respond in this irrational, overzealous way and if he had been dressed more appropriately, I think unless it's raining out, or you're at a track meet, leave the hoodie home. Don't let your children go out there.
Yeah. Rivera's aformentioned son, Cruz, isn't too happy with his dad, either. According to Rivera's twitter (@GeraldoRivera), "My own son just wrote to say he's ashamed of my position re hoodies-still I feel parents must do whatever they can to keep their kids safe."
We should mention that while Rivera is going on and on about how a hoodie, of all things, led to the death of 17-year-old Martin, the man who actually pulled the trigger, George Zimmerman, is still a free man. Priorities, people.