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Fox News host Geraldo Rivera is apologizing today for his “hoodie” remarks in regards to the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin – which touched off a media firestorm last week.

In an email, Geraldo said:

STORY: WTF! SHOCKING Statement By Geraldo Rivera Regarding Trayvon Martin

“I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager.”

The controversial talk show host continued: 

“I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign’ urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies.” 

Rivera said in the email to POLITICO Tuesday: 

“By putting responsibility on what kids wear instead of how people react to them I have obscured the main point that someone shot and killed an unarmed teenager,” and that he was offering a “heartfelt apology” to anyone he may have offended in his “crusade to warn minority families of the danger to their young sons inherent in gangsta style clothing; like hoodies.”

We’re glad to see Geraldo has renounced his insensitive comments about Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida a month ago. #JusticeForTrayvon #HoodiesUp

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