Duquesne University kicks Geraldo Rivera off panel for 'inappropriate' half-naked 'selfie'

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University says Geraldo Rivera isn't welcome to appear on a panel at the Pittsburgh school because of a half-naked "selfie" he posted this summer.

Duquesne says the cellphone picture the TV personality posted on Twitter in July was inappropriate and not in line with the school's values as a Catholic university. Rivera had been scheduled to moderate a panel to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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Rivera says he learned of the cancellation last week.

According to the Associated Press, he couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

However, Rivera did respond to the university's decision in a tweet that read, "Duquesne's cancellation of my JFK panel appearance is pretentious censorship Do students agree with administration? Am I banned for life?"


Duquesne spokeswoman Bridget Fare didn't immediately respond to a question about whether Rivera will be welcome at future events.

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