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The embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner sat down with Anderson Cooper yesterday for an interview that will air tonight on CNN.
During the exchange, Sterling took responsible for the racist remarks he made to V. Stiviano, while also denying talk that he actually is a racist.
“I’m not a racist,” he reportedly told Cooper. “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.”
This interviews marks Sterling’s first official comments about the audio recordings that hit the Internet last month, in which he berated Stiviano for being seen with African-Americans and in which he said she was “stupid” for thinking one’s skin color doesn’t matter.
In the sit-down with Cooper, Sterling admitted he was “wrong” for saying such things, but also claimed Stiviano “baited” him into doing so.
“I don’t know, an 80-year-old man is kind of foolish, and I’m kind of foolish,” he said. “I thought she liked me and really cared for me. I guess being 51 years older than her, I was diluting myself.”
Poor Donald Sterling, huh folks?
Sterling insists the awful words heard by millions – including players, all of whom LeBron James said over the weekend do NOT want anyone associated with Sterling to own the Clippers – are “not the way I talk.”
He also plans to fight the NBA and remain one of the league’s owners.
“I’m a good member who made a mistake and I’m apologizing and I’m asking for forgiveness,” Sterling told Cooper. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”
[Donald Sterling is a] bitch-ass redneck, white bread, chicken sh-t mother f-cker. If I was a Clipper fan, I wouldnât be one anymore. Itâs that simple. But if I was a Clipper player, a current Clipper player, you wouldnât see me on the court anymore in that uniform. Donald sterling is the definition of racism …. He could b your judge…. Your doctor…..your teacher etc. time for #Clippers players to step up. Refuse to play till NBA moves against this racist jackass #Sterling. NBA can’t defend him. When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything. You just let them talkâ¦ We’ve made enormous strides, but you’re going to continue to see this percolate up every so often. No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language. It’s a shame that Donald Sterling feels that way about African-Americans. He has a team full of amazing African-American basketball players that are working to bring a championship to Clippers fans. The Clippers also have a strong minority fan base.Shaquille O’Neal: Everyone has their thoughts. When your opinions and thoughts become public knowledge, the question is, now what? Another question is: will his team shut down on him and take his remarks personally?…I think the league should take a long hard look on whether this guy should continue to be an owner or not.
Conchita Wurst: “Bearded Lady” Booed on Stage, Still Wins Singing Competition
Conchita Wurst is a 25-year-old Austrian man who has dressed and identified as a woman for most of his life.
Judging by the video below, he’s also got some serious pipes:
Sadly, the Eurovision Song Contest in which Wurst competed over the weekend is a more of s stodgy, traditional affair than American Idol or The Voice, and some audience members watching from home were taped booing at the sight of Wurst dressed as a woman.
That was no matter in the long run, however, as Wurst – who refers to himself as “the bearded lady” – went on to win the competition that helped launch the careers of Celine Dion and Julio Iglesias.
So, overall, it was a good weekend for triumphing over haters.
Michael Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, and Conchita Wurst proved that talent will always overpower bigotry.
The Eurovision competition requires not only singing ability, as competitors must perform songs that they composed themselves.
So needless to say, Conchita has some serious talent, and the uproar that made her a worldwide trending topic will likely only help her career take off.
Check out the video below to see Conchita do her thing.