In an interview on Sunday night with Trayvon Martin’s parents, Geraldo Rivera looked to make amends for his controversial comments surrounding the death of their son.
Rivera held a six-minute interview with Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton on “Geraldo At Large,” offering sympathy from the start. He opened the interview by thanking them for coming on the show and “please — this is the first time I’ve spoken to you — accept my condolences for your awful loss.”
In unison, Martin’s parents responded with a “thank you.”
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, Rivera tweeted about the appearance by Martin’s parents:
Trayvon Martin’s parents are coming on my show tonight live on FNC @10pm ET- I’m going to apologize for guilty hoodie stuff
He held to his word, elaborating on what he meant by those comments.
“What I was trying to do was caution parents that allowing kids to wear hoodies or similar clothing in certain circumstances, particularly if they were minority young men, could be dangerous,” Rivera explained. “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, Tracy, if anything I said added to your misery.”
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