A political prankster took action against Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera Wednesday, following comments deemed offensive in the wake of the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Rivera took to the airwaves last Friday to blame the wardrobe choices of Martin as much for his death as the shooting of Martin himself. Wednesday, an anonymous digital activist took to Rivera's Wikipedia page, swapping out the picture there with one of Rivera himself wearing a hoodie.
I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies, the Fox News host said. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was.
Rivera defended his position in various outlets.
We can bluster and posture all day long about the injustice of it all, he wrote in an email, according to Politico, 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.'
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