I usually leave the political stuff to Marjorie. She lives in DC. She reads the Times cover to cover (not just Sunday Styles, like certain other Feinberg sisters). But this Travyon Martin/Geraldo/hoodie thing is too ridiculous not to spark my ire.
I was making whoopie pies last night with CNN in the background and caught a snippet of Geraldo’s interview. Thinking it was a Daily Show skit, I put down the chocolate batter to catch the rest. NOPE. That shiz was FO’ REALZ. Are we all in crazy town? In case you live under a rock, Geraldo Rivera, a seasoned, world-famous journalist, went on FOX news (of course) to blame the racial stereotyping leading to Martin’s death on the fact he was wearing a hoodie . And I quote, “I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was.” You can’t even make this up.
Natch, people are outraged (I’m outraged!). Celebrities, politicians, and athletes are making statements and posting pictures in displays of solidarity (see below):
Well, I figured I’d join the zeitgeist the Festivus way, with a selection of awesome hoodies to rock this Spring. And let me just say – DARK, PASTY, TAN, GAY, BI, PRO-LIFE, PRO-CHOICE, LEFTIST, RIGHT WING – who the f cares! Go about your own damn business. Manhattan Mini Storage said it best: If you don’t like gay marriage, don’t get gay married.
American Eagle Aerie Spring Fever Hoodie – $34.99
AE’s Aerie French Terry sweats are AMAZZING. Highly recommend.