Who told him this was a good idea to begin with?
Donald Sterling Pulls Out Of Holiday Fundraiser In Predominately Black Neighborhood
Donald Sterling pulled out of a charity toy drive in Watts Saturday night … because his security team feared for his safety in the hood with racial tensions running so high across the country.
TMZ Sports broke the story — Sterling was scheduled to show up for something called the Chrismukkah Soiree “Party in the Projects.” But a rep for the ex-owner of the Clippers tells us he abruptly canceled after we posted the story.
Apparently, Sterling wanted his appearance to be a surprise. We’re told his security team was worried too many people knew where he was going to be — and considering his track record with the black community … things could go south quickly.
Donald’s rep says he still donated a sedan-full of toys during a Friday night event held in a much more … Sterling-safe environment — Beverly Hills.
L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino — who reps Watts — probably didn’t help matters by coming on TMZ Live, and demanding Sterling stay away … unless he’s ready to donate much more than toys.
He wanted to show up as a surprise, though? Exactly who did he think was about to be happy to see him??