The television host and mogul also endorses a Magic Johnson bid for the Clippers
Oprah Winfrey minced no words when it came to the LA Clippers’ racist owner, Donald Sterling.
On Tuesday, the TV host and OWN leader appeared on CBS to discuss the tape heard-round-the-world, in which Sterling told his girlfriend that she could sleep with black men, but not bring them to basketball games or appear in photos with them.
“It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014,” she said. “It just doesn’t fit. And I’m waiting to see what they do. Something has to be done…that needs to happen, like, now.”
Sterling insisted that he wasn’t racist because he employed and paid many black players over the years.
After her appearance, TMZ caught up with Winfrey outside the studio, where she reiterated her statement — and endorsed the rumored (but probably not-going-to-happen) ownership bid by Magic Johnson.
“We’re all off the plantation. The plantation days are over,” she said. “No, I won’t be buying the Clippers, but I hear Magic Johnson might be. I’m not putting it out there, I heard it. That would be really cool.”
Winfrey also got in a few questions of her own, asking the TMZ reporter about how the outlet broke the story and inquiring how hard they’ve been celebrating it.
“TMZ, my goodness, you guys must be doing the hula since you broke this story,” she joked.