Here is a very unfortunate story out of the sports world. Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is under fire for reportedly making racist comments after his girlfriend posed for a pic with Magic Johnson. Now, many celebs are reacting to the controversy, including Snoop Dogg.
The situation began after Donald's girlfriend, V. Stiviano, posted an Instagram pic of herself and NBA legend Magic Johnson earlier this month. Donald was reportedly irate about the photo, and TMZ has posted an audio recording that was made on April 9, in which a man believed to be Donald tells her not to been seen with African-Americans. His girlfriend herself is black and Mexican.
"It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?" Donald says to his girlfriend. "You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want. The little I ask you is not to promote it on that ... and not to bring them to my games."
"I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people," Donald continues. "Don't put [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see, so they have to call me. And don't bring him to my games." The NBA says it is currently investigating the situation. Donald has owned the team since 1981.
This is not the first time Donald has been accused of racist behavior. He has twice been sued by the federal government for allegedly refusing to rent apartments to black and Latino tenants, and he was sued by former Clippers exec Elgin Baylor for discrimination.
Meanwhile, several celebs have reacted to the controversy. Magic says he and his wife will never attend another Clippers game while Donald is still the owner, and Shaquille O'Neal calls Donald's remarks "very repugnant." Meanwhile, Snoop recorded a video in which he says to Donald, "F—k you, your mama, and everything connected to you, you racist piece of s—t."
What is your take on this situation?