America Rejects Geraldo Rivera’s “Apology”

In a letter to Politico, Geraldo Rivera has “apologized” for his explosive remarks last week concerning Trayvon Martin’s responsibility for his own death via clothing choice. And by apology, of course, he means backhanded, condescending attempt to reiterate his original point all over again.

“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,’” Rivera said in an email to POLITICO Tuesday.

Rivera said that “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,” and that he was offering a “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.”

“I remain absolutely convinced of what I said about asking for trouble. There’s trouble enough for minority boys and young men not to provoke mad responses from paranoid jerk offs,” he said.

Why even say that you’re sorry to anyone who was offended, which is already a pretty weak-willed non-apology in the first place, if you are then going to just straight up say the exact same thing that they were offended by in the first place all over again, thereby refuting your garbage apology anyway? If you’re not sorry, don’t say you’re sorry. Everyone already hates you, dumb dumb. I do agree with Geraldo on that last point, though: there IS enough trouble for minority boys and young men not to provoke mad responses from paranoid jerk offs, so maybe this paranoid jerk off should shut the F up.