Many have been wearing hoodies in solidarity, as pictured here on Minister Dr. Jacqueline Lewis at a service for Trayvon.
For the most part on this blog, I like to steer clear of controversy. I've said it before and I'll say it again: fashion is supposed to be fun. For Trayvon Martin, however, I will make an exception. Why? Because somehow a story about an innocent Florida teen shot to death by an overly aggressive neighbourhood watchman has turned into an international discussion about hoodies. So if the news networks want to focus on the fashion, let us here in fashion focus on the news.
Hooded sweatshirts are functional, comfortable garments, which incidentally happen to look good. TV talk show host turned Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera, however, believes that they are the mark of someone who is up to no good. He, and many other irresponsible media members, are laying claims that the hoodie Martin was wearing on the night of his shooting is largely to blame for taking his life. Because of Martin's appearance, the shooter George Zimmerman, in Rivera's opinion, justifiably deemed him aggressive.