Watch Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon make the same Donald Sterling joke

A racist guy opens up to the whitest man on television, Anderson Cooper

Prachi Gupta
May 13, 2014 5:44PM (UTC)

While there is plenty of comedy fodder from disgraced Clippers owner Donald Sterling, a man who has blamed everyone for his blatant racism except himself, late night television hosts Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers opened with the same Donald Sterling joke Monday night.

Sterling offered Anderson Cooper his first interview since a recording of him making racist remarks was released to the media, which aired on CNN the same evening.


"Clippers owner Donald Sterling broke his silence in an interview with Anderson Cooper, where he insists that he is not a racist," opened Fallon. "'Cause what better way to prove you are not a racist than by sitting down with the whitest man on TV -- hair's even white!"

An hour later, Meyers opened with the same Cooper-lacks-melanin joke, saying, "Today, Sterling sat down with Anderson Cooper and said he's made a horrible mistake and is asking for forgiveness. Though if you really want forgiveness, maybe don't apologize to the whitest person on Earth."


He elaborated on Cooper's whiteness: "Anderson Cooper is absolute whiteness. If you're in a white-out blizzard, it looks like you bumped into Anderson Cooper on the street."

And, in other news, this also happened:

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Be careful out there, today, folks. Maybe there's a glitch in the Matrix.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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