Geraldo Rivera is blaming his half-nude selfie for losing a job. The Los Angeles Times reports that Rivera says the photo he posted in July led to his losing a speaking engagement.
As previously reported, Rivera took a photo of himself with a towel covering his privates, and then posted it on Twitter with the comment, "70 is the new 50." The Twitterverse retweeted the image, but the response wasn’t entirely positive.
Now, Rivera is blaming the selfie for getting him uninvited to a panel discussion about the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination at Duquesne University next month, the Times reports.
"Just heard Duquesne Univ cancelled my appearance at JFK assassination panel because of ‘selfie’. Fact I first aired Zapruder film less impt," Rivera wrote on Twitter.
A representative for the Catholic university, which is in Pittsburgh, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the photo was "inappropriate and inconsistent" with the school’s values, the story adds.