The parents of Trayvon Martin appeared on Geraldo Rivera’s “Geraldo At Large” Fox New show Sunday night. A few weeks ago Geraldo came under fire for commenting that “Trayvon’s hoodie killed him surely as George Zimmerman did”.
After a few days of getting backlash about his statement, Geraldo finally issued a half hearted apology to the Martin family. After issuing the apology he invited the parents onto his show so they could make amends face to face.
“Now, what I was trying to do was caution parents that allowing their kids to wear hoodies or similar clothing in certain circumstances, particularly if they are 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 if anything I said, Tracy, added to your misery,” Rivera said on his show.
The apology was accepted by Travon’s father, but he also let took the opportunity to defend his son and explain exactly why Trayvon was wearing a hoodie on the night that he was murdered by George Zimmerman.
“Your apology is accepted. Let me just add one thing with the wearing of the hoodie,” he said. “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 a suspicious, walking in the rain with your hoodie on is a crime, then i guess the world is doing something wrong.”
What do you think about Trayvon’s parents accepting Geraldo’s apology?