Internet Erupts After Geraldo Rivera Posts Semi-Nude Selfie

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Well here's something you don't see every day: Geraldo Rivera, in nothing more than a very low-slung towel, showing off his toned bod in a bathroom mirror.

"70 is the new 50," he tweeted early Sunday along with this semi-nude selfie, adding in parentheses, "Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age..." referring to his 38-year-old fifth wife.

There was quite a reaction to the "Geraldo At Large" host's online overshare, which felt more Kim Kardashian than newsman (and a senior citizen newsman at that!), prompting him to delete the snapshot late Sunday night.

"Note to self: no tweeting after 1am," he sheepishly wrote after removing the pic.

Maybe a slow weekend news day was to blame or maybe it was just seeing so darn much of Rivera — in his rose-tinted eyeglasses no less — that the photo spread like fire across the Internet (with more than 1,000 retweets by noon on Sunday) ... and so did the jokes! The father of five — and his poor white towel — became a quick and easy punch line for celebrities, comedians, and his own colleagues. Here are some of the best reactions (and recreations) we saw:

From some other political TV personalities…

Celebs and comedians...

And last but not least Mario Lopez, whom we didn't realize was such a Geraldo fan...

Now that you've seen Rivera's revealing selfie, will you be able to take him seriously when he's reporting on current events on the news? Share your opinion below.

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