April 2, 2012

Excuses, excuses

William Eggleston
Near Jackson, Mississippi, c.1970
Dye transfer print

In October 2008, Patrick Kevin Day wrote in an article titled Michael Cera: hoodie king of Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times:

Since "Arrested Development's" end in 2006, Cera has starred in three feature films, his own Web series and a handful of TV guest appearances. In almost all of these, he's appeared with his trademark zip-up hoodie. Like Bogey and his fedora, or Astaire and his tux, Cera has turned the dressed-down, low-maintenance uniform of twentysomething hipsters everywhere into a true film icon.

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On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin, 17, is killed by George Zimmerman, 28, in Sanford, Florida.

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On March 23, 2012, Geraldo Rivera commented on the program Fox & Friends:

I believe that George Zimmerman, the overzealous neighborhood watch captain, should be investigated to the fullest extent of the law and if he is criminally liable, he should be prosecuted. But I am urging the parents of black and Latino youngsters particularly to not let their children go out wearing hoodies. I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin's death as George Zimmerman was.