Donald Sterling racist remarks disgusting, says Queen Latifah

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: Apr 30 2014, 20:04pm hrs
Hollywood funnywoman Queen Latifah has called Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's controversial, allegedly racist remarks "disgusting".

Sterling's alleged remarks surfaced last weekend, after a website posted audio of the NBA owner making racist remarks during a conversation with his girlfriend, Vanessa Stiviano, reported Us magazine.

"It's a disgusting situation. Terrible state of mind to have, to have come this far in time and be that archaic, it's kind of pathetic, it's sad," Latifah said.

"I just really hope this galvanises everyone who is a fan of basketball," Latifah added to Extra, beseeching those who have "skin that's my colour to actually take that and motivate them to do something about it," the 44-year-old talk show host added.

Donald Sterling's alleged comments have unleashed surmounting backlash from athletes, celebrities, and even, the President of the United States. The business magnate, who has owned the Clippers since 1980 (notably longer than any current NBA owner), experienced his first business hit from his alleged racist remarks.

CarMax, which has sponsored the Clippers for the last nine years, announced that it was cutting its business ties with the team.

"I am definitely not giving them any of my money... which is sad because I love the Clippers as a team. He really put his foot in his mouth with this one, bad job," Latifah further said.