Geraldo Rivera's Current Publicity Tactic Involves Unfettered Racism


On Tuesday, Geraldo, who is somehow still a thing, brought out some of his vintage Fox News nuggets about how hip-hop has ruined black people. Unfortunately, he did not comment on how his own thirst for fame and relevancy has landed him on the sad circus that is “Celebrity Apprentice” where he’s currently beefing with a Jonas brother.

On HuffPost Live, according to Us Weekly, his Salvador Dali mustache said this:

“Hip-hop has done more damage to black and brown people than racism in the last 10 years,” Rivera asserted, bringing up the topic unprompted. “When you find the youngster, a Puerto Rican from the South Bronx or black kid from Harlem, who has succeeded in life other than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that make it in the music business… that’s been a success in life, walking around with his pants around his ass and with visible tattoos.”

I love how his racism is still in the 1980s, where all the blacks live in Harlem and all the Puerto Ricans live in the Bronx, right? Then the mustached man continued, with his own version of “And I have many black friends”:

“I love Russell Simmons,” Rivera said. “He’s a dear friend of mine. I admire his business acumen. At some point, those guys have to cop to the fact that by encouraging this distinctive culture that is removed from the mainstream, they have encouraged people to be so different from the mainstream that they can’t participate other than, you know, the racks in the garment center and those entry-level jobs, and I lament it. I really do. I think that it has been very destructive culturally.”

Thanks for your thoughts, Geraldo, really. Please let us know when your stunt queen antics hatch a cure for the racist ruin that hip-hop has caused, because then I will know that it is time to cut my ears off.

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