In an interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin, Geraldo apologizes for the insensitive comments he made about Trayvon’s death…..
Fox News host, Geraldo Rivera explained his “hoodie” comments to Trayon’s parents saying:
“What I was trying to do was caution parents that allowing kids to wear hoodies or similar clothing in certain circumstances, particularly if they were minority young men, could be dangerous.
But I never intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and certainly Sybrina and Tracy, I never intended to hurt your feelings. I want to personally convey my deepest apologies to both of you. I am sorry, Tracy, if anything I said added to your misery.”
Tracy Martin added his own and thanked Geraldo for his words:
“Your apology is accepted,” Martin said. “Let me just add one thing with the wearing of the hoodie. I don’t think America knows that, in fact, at the time of the incident when he initially made the call, it was raining.
So Trayvon had every right to have on his hood. He was protecting himself from the rain. So if being suspicious, walking in the rain with your hoodie on is a crime, then I guess the world is doing something wrong.”
Tracy Martin shared that Trayvon was his hero, literally. Trayvon saved his father from a house fire at the age of nine.