Veteran news host Geraldo Rivera celebrated his senescence earlier this week by tweeting a semi-nude selfie while exclaiming ’70 is the new 50’…much to the shock of social media users everywhere.
What prompted him to do it?
Speaking on his radio show, he said, ‘There I was, 2:30 in the morning on Sunday morning. You know, I do the show Saturday night, I did a great show on black-on-black crime and race relations and the Trayvon Martin fallout and federal charges … and I get home and there’s no one to talk to, everyone’s asleep.’
‘And you just sit around, I had a drink and, you know, I had taken that picture Saturday morning and I was looking at it, just going through and I said, “You know, I gotta tweet this thing. I look pretty good for a 70-year-old.”
‘And I think because I’m so old people will cut me some slack – they won’t take it too seriously. And I don’t know, I just pushed the trigger. And once you push the trigger, it’s just there for life.’
Rivera was forced to address the issue after TV personality Eric Bolling and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer had called into his radio show and asked him about the picture, which went viral on the Internet.
‘Of all the people that should know better, it should be you,’ Bolling said. ‘What were you thinking?’
We’re firm believers in if you’ve got it, flaunt it….
via Mail Online