Geraldo Rivera Posts Semi-Nude Selfie, Says "70 Is the New 50"

News veteran is shown in an entirely new light

By Lily Harrison Jul 21, 2013 7:28 PMTags
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Some things you just have to see to believe...

Geraldo Rivera took selfies to a whole new level today when he posted a semi-nude pic of himself on his Twitter account.

He captioned the rather revealing pic, "70 is the new 50" and added that he's going to land in a bit of hot water for showing the public his bod.

"Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age..." he added.

But wife Erica took it all in good humor, however, telling E! News exclusively, "This is exactly the kind of thing that happens when I fall asleep first...Thank god we have towels in the bathroom. But I'm proud my husband looks so hot!"

Geraldo appears in front of a mirror wearing a pair of rose-colored lenses (oh, the irony) and covering himself with a towel—a really, really well-placed towel.

And there's no doubt that he's got a great bod for someone his age, but that didn't stop a few celebrities from speaking out on the latest selfie scandal.

Jackée Harry took to Twitter to write, "Dear, Geraldo: STOP! Best, Jackée." Bravo star Andy Cohen later retweeted the message to the news veteran.

Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen was a little less to the point with her comments.

"I opened up Geraldo's photo and my neighbor now thinks I have some old man fetish thanks," she wrote.

Girls star Lena Dunham also added her two cents on the pic, saying, "The oppositional teen in me wants to be like "leave Geraldo alone!" but I can't deal with his penis bones."

We couldn't have said it better ourselves, Lena.

Rivera later removed the pic, but tweeted about it: "Note to self: no tweeting after 1am."

Lesson learned. This is one exposé we could all have done without.