In the wake of the Donald Sterling scandal, Mark Cuban is coming under fire for some comments he made regarding his own personal prejudices.
“If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street,” Cuban said during an interview with Inc. magazine. “And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I’m walking back to the other side of the street.”
Cuban later issued a series of tweets apologizing for his remarks, but the Dallas Mavericks owner also defended the context of his comments, writing:
“In hindsight I should have used different examples. I didn’t consider the Trayvon Martin family, and I apologize to them for that,” Cuban tweeted on Thursday. “Beyond apologizing to the Martin family, I stand by the words and substance of the interview. I think that helping people improve their lives, helping people engage with people they may fear or may not understand and helping people realize that while we all may have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control, that it’s part of my responsibility as an entrepreneur to try to solve it.”
17-year-old, Florida native, Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman, Georg Zimmerman on February 26, 2012.
By the way, Cuban, who will soon vote on whether or not Donald Sterling’s ownership rights to the Clippers should be terminated, was fully supportive of NBA commissioner, Adam Silver’s decision to ban Sterling from the NBA for life.
Halle Berry & Her Wig Return For L.A. Riots Drama ‘Kings’
We may know why Halle Berry had those trendils of terrors at last years Oscars ceremony … she was in character for her new flick Kings.
The trailer just dropped and Berry’s curly locks are pretty identical to the ones she infamously rocked at the 2017 Academy awards. Folks went in on the gorgeous beauty about her hair choice for the evening, but we think once people see the trailer they’ll give her a pass.
Kings tells the story of Millie (Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King verdict is announced and the riots begin, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger on the streets.
Similar to last years Detroit the flick, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven tackles racial tensions between citizens and law enforcement. Kings received mixed reviews when it premiered at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, but audiences will get to make up their own minds about the hot-button race-relations drama when it lands in theaters on April 27.
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