More famous faces are sounding off following Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist rant.
"This Donald Sterling Situation Is Just Truly Sad And Unbelieveable," singer Ciara tweeted on Monday, adding, "It Also Shows You That When A Person Appears To Have Everything On The Outside, They Can Still Be Empty and Full of Nothing On The Inside."
Rihanna also shared her thoughts by way of a number of memes on her Instagram account, while director Judd Apatow served up a series of tweets that began, "My deal to buy the Clippers is closed. Lots of new rules to announce. First of all-- all races and religions are allowed to attend games," and went on from there.
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In the wake of the controversy, some corporations have announced they are ending their sponsorship with the Clippers.
"The comments allegedly made by Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, are offensive and reprehensible, and they are inconsistent with our views and values," Kia Motors said in a statement to E! News. "We are suspending our advertising and sponsorship activations with the Clippers. Meanwhile, as fans of the game of basketball, our support of the players and the sport is unwavering." Clippers power forward Blake Griffin stars in several Kia commercials.
State Farm noted that it "strongly supports and respects diversity and inclusion in its workforce and customers. The remarks attributed to the Clippers' owner are offensive. While those involved sort out the facts, we will be taking a pause in our relationship with the organization. We are monitoring the situation and we'll continually assess our options. We have a great relationship with Chris Paul and will continue supporting the Born to Assist advertising campaign involving Chris and now other NBA players." The Clippers point guard appears in State Farm commercials, and most recently, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry appeared alongside Paul in a televised ad.
Meanwhile, Virgin America released a statement, saying, "While we continue to support the fans and the players, Virgin America has made the decision to end its sponsorship of the L.A. Clippers."
CarMax announced that it "finds the statements attributed to the Clippers' owner completely unacceptable. These views directly conflict with CarMax's culture of respect for all individuals. While we have been a proud Clippers sponsor for 9 years and support the team, fans and community, these statements necessitate that CarMax end its sponsorship."
On Monday, the NBA released a statement that it will be holding a press conference tomorrow "to make an announcement about its investigation involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Additional details will be announced."
—Reporting by Lindsay Good