You wouldn't think there would be a humorous angle to the whole Donald Sterling racist comments thing, yet it was right there in front of our eyes the whole time. Thank you NAACP.
We can all agree that disgraced L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling is not only a racist, but an idiot. But what the local Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP has done is off the charts on the stupidity scale.
As you know, Sterling was taped saying some extremely racist things. It's his right as an American to believe whatever he wants, but it is also the right of any right-thinking American to comment on what a waste of human life he is for expressing such thoughts.
As bad as Sterling's comments were, I actually think he's an idiot because the person who taped him was his half African-American, half Mexican girlfriend, who was seeking revenge when Sterling's wife, Rochelle sued for the return of millions of dollars in gifts.
Rochelle Sterling is suing for the return of a 2012 Ferrari, two Bentleys and a 2013 Range Rover, worth a total of more than $500,000. The suit also alleges that Donald used community property to give the gold-digger in question, V. Stiviano, $1.8 million for an L.A. duplex, plus $240,000 for living expenses.
Who gives their mistress that much stuff? What an idiot.
Anyway, for as stupid as Sterling is for his views and his actions in getting taken by a con woman, the NAACP is even dumber.
It seems that the NAACP just had to release a statement that they won't be honoring Sterling with a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 15. Yes, you read that right.
Wait, it gets better (worse?).
This would have been Sterling's second NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award, since he already received one from the organization in 2009. That was after ex-Clippers GM Elgin Baylor sued Sterling for racial discrimination and Sterling had to settle a discrimination lawsuit with the Federal Government in 2006 for not wanting to lease or rent properties to minorities.
I know this isn't a funny situation, but I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. And I couldn't come up with stuff this ridiculously absurd.
So, thank you NAACP for adding a little comedy to such a sad situation.