Donald Sterling is one of the most hated men in America at the moment, and his interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper changed the minds of very few people. Sterling appeared completely out of touch and proved that he has no concept of how others view him. Despite that, Gilbert Arenas is willing to forgive the 81-year-old.
“I’ll be the first to accept ur apology,” Arenas wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of Sterling. “As a man who’s made a mistake or two in life I know how hard it is to look at your self in the mirror when you let so many ppl down but for anybody who can’t and won’t accept his apology u need to look in the mirror because were not perfect..forgiveness will destroy racism not more hatred..”
Very few people will agree with Gil. It should be noted that he wrote the comments about Sterling on Monday — before the full interview with Cooper was aired. Sterling made himself sound even more ignorant during the interview and spent a lot of time attacking Magic Johnson. He didn’t do himself any favors.
As expected, most of the feedback Arenas got on Instagram was negative. Several followers said he sounded just as ignorant as Sterling, which is pretty harsh. Sterling’s not a good person, and some people choose to not waste their time thinking about people like him. Maybe that’s the point Arenas was trying to make.
H/T Washington Post