‘The Plantation Days Are Over’: Oprah Winfrey Reacts To Donald Sterling Racism Controversy
Oprah Winfrey has become the latest celebrity to express her outrage over the racist comments allegedly made by LA Clippers boss Donald Sterling against black people, blasting back that the “plantation days are over.”
The talk show queen is among those who have been outraged by the comments Sterling, 80, allegedly made in a private conversation with his girlfriend Vanessa Stiviano which was recorded and leaked over the weekend.
Speaking during an appearance on CBS’ This Morning today, Oprah said: “Of course I’ve been following this story. It feels like a plantation mentality in the 21st century, in 2014, it just doesn’t fit. And, I’m waiting to see what they’re going to do, because something has to be done.
“Something has to be done…that needs to happen, like, now,” she added.
TMZ caught up with the 60-year-old after her appearance on the show and she again reiterated her stance against Sterling’s alleged point of view, saying: “We’re all off the plantation. The plantation days are over.
“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.”