Geraldo Rivera’s Son, Gabriel, ‘Ashamed’ Of His Father’s Opinion About Trayvon Martin
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The Fox News host and contributor then wrote an article about the subject on Fox News Latino. However, it was removed following backlash, reported Politico.
On Twitter, Rivera continued to express his opinion regarding the situation.
“Trayvon killed by a jerk w a gun but black & Latino parents have to drill into kids heads: a hoodie is like a sign: shoot or stop & frisk me,” said Rivera on his Twitter account. “His hoodie killed Trayvon Martin as surely as George Zimmerman.
“Its not blaming the victim Its common sense-look like a gangsta&some armed schmuck will take you at your word
“Its sad that I have to be the one reminding minority parents of the risk that comes with being a kid of color in America–channel the rage”
However, after several Tweets defending his position, he also mentioned his son, Gabriel, had spoken to him, saying he was ashamed.
“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,” wrote Rivera.
When questioned about the situation by Politico, he stood firm with his position.
“I wrote him, and I'm telling you that my mission is to save kids' lives in the real world,” he said in an email, according to Politico. “We can bluster and posture all day long about the injustice of it all, but despite what Roland Martin or even my son Gabriel Miguel Rivera says, every hoodie should come with a warning like cigarettes, 'caution wearing this could get you killed.'”
His son wrote back, but unfortunately did not discuss his father's opinion.
“Gabriel wrote back to say I've gone viral for all the wrong reasons,” Rivera wrote in another email.
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