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    Oprah Winfrey Slams Clippers Owner Donald Sterling and His “Plantation Mentality"

    Oprah Winfrey, Donald Sterling Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images; AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

    Oprah Winfrey has now weighed in on the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling scandals.

    During a guest appearance on CBS' This Morning on Tuesday, the media mogul 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."

    She added, "I'm waiting to see what they're going to do, because something has to be done."

    And Oprah isn't the only one voicing her opinions on the matter.

    The Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss released the following statement regarding the racist remarks allegedly made by Sterling:

    "The comments and sentiments expressed on the tape are reprehensible and disturbing, and certainly are the opposite of how the Lakers feel about the league's players and fans. I have full confidence that Adam Silver and the NBA will handle this situation appropriately."

    NEWS: Magic Johnson blasts Donald Sterling for his reported racist rant

    Meanwhile, a slew of sponsors have suspended their deals with the team including Sprint, Red Bull, Kia, Virgin America and more.

    Early Tuesday morning Adidas also followed suit and explained, "We are suspending our current marketing partnership with the Los Angeles Clippers.  We will continue to monitor and evaluate our partnership with the team. We are committed to the players, coaches and training staff."

    The statement continued, "Our status as the official on-court provider of the NBA remains unchanged."

    Meanwhile, Sterling has not yet responded to request for comment.

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