WATCH: Daily Show Alum John Oliver Stunned at LA Clippers Owner's Unrepentant Racism
"It turned out to be a rough week for unrepentant racists and recording devices," John Oliver announced during his new HBO show, "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver."
He was talking, of course, about the fact that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was caught on tape telling his girlfriend not to pose with black people on Instagram and not to bring black people to his basketball games. "Wow, that is genuinely shocking," the comedian quipped Sunday night. "An 80-year-old man knows about Instagram."
Sterling's tirade has rocked the NBA and his own team protested his ownership by wearing their Jersey's inside out during warm up. The NBA is "encouraging" Sterling to sell the team. But Oliver thinks it will blow over. "Who can stay mad at that racist face?"
More impressive, said Oliver, is that "this horrific human managed to one-up the previous most racist person of the week." That would be Cliven Bundy, who in Oliver's words, "just finished giving a week-long seminar on the benefits of slavery."