Donald Sterling’s apology interview with Anderson Cooper aired last night. The 80-year-old Clippers owner is clearly remorseful about his actions and the words captured in that audio recording with V. Stiviano. However, he thinks age and his fondness for her is a good enough excuse to be stupid enough to talk like that. At one point he even says, “When I listen to that tape, I don’t even know how I can say words like that. … I don’t know why the girl had me say those things.” We don’t know why that wicked puppet master, V. Stiviano, had you say those things either, Donald.
Since the audio of his racist remarks were made public, Sterling hasn’t apologized publicly until now because he’s been emotionally distraught, but he has had multiple conversations with Magic Johnson. That’s a start right? Well…if this interview with Anderson Cooper was his chance to sing Johnson’s praises and mend that friendship, no one told Sterling because he took another route, saying of Johnson, “He’s a good person. I mean, what am I going to say? Has he done everything he can do to help minorities? I don’t think so. But I’ll say it, he’s great. But I don’t think he’s a good example for the children of Los Angeles.”
Jesus, Anderson Cooper. Why did you have him say those things?
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