In maybe the dumbest reaction to the tragic death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Geraldo Rivera went on a tirade against hoodies this morning, pleading with Martin's supporters to find another way to support the gunned-down teenager: "Leave the hoodie at home!" He prefaced his Fox & Friends rant by saying he fully believes Trayvon's shooter George Zimmerman should be investigated to the "fullest extent of the law" and prosecuted if criminally liable. But this hoodie thing? It's dangerous! "I’ll bet you money, if he didn’t have that hoodie on, that nutty neighborhood watch guy wouldn’t have responded in that violent and aggressive way," he explained. "You have to recognize that this whole stylizing yourself as a ''gangsta'… You’re gonna be a gangsta wanna? Well, people are going to perceive you as a menace. That’s what happens. It is an instant reflexive action."
Despite Geraldo's pleas (he has different casual wear preferences) the hoodie has become the official symbol of those taking to the street to call for justice in the killing. But Geraldo is having none of it. All of you hoodie-clad activists, just give up! "You can not rehabilitate the hoodie," said the renowned fashion expert. Helpfully, he offered clear guidance on Geraldo-approved times to wear the garment, saying "Unless it's raining out or you're at a track meet, leave the hoodie at home." Thanks Geraldo, but we're just curious how can you explain this little moment of bliss, courtesy Media Bistro. Did O'Reilly make you do it?