Gayle King Vs. The World

Tyler Hayes

Recently in an interview on Kobe Bryant’s legacy, CBS's Gayle King solicited Lisa Leslie from the WNBA to talk about how Bryant, her great companion who as of late passed on in a helicopter crash. During the meeting, King received some information about a 2003 claim that asserted Bryant had explicitly assaulted a lady. The case never went to preliminary, and the suit finished in a money related repayment.

The line of addressing angered Kobe Bryant fans who are still lamenting. After the clasp of the meeting became a web sensation, big names and fans began weighing in. Legendary icon Snoop Dogg comments King should "back off, b----, before we come get you" for mentioning Kobe Bryant's rape allegation. In a later Instagram post on Saturday he clarified that he wasn’t trying to threaten King but was speaking out “for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”

At that point it became Gayle versus The World—a separated world. #IStandWithGayle started leaning on Twitter. Later on Twitter the hashtag #IStandWithSnoop was made.

Although a lot of rappers and NBA players like 50 Cent, LeBron James and even Bill Cosby, were livid about King asking Leslie whether Bryant’s legacy had been complicated by the accusation a lot of her fellow friends have supported her.

Recently, King received death threats from fans from all social media platforms. The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible.” CBS would not discuss the nature of any private threats against King. She responded to the backlash last Thursday, saying the clip that was used to promote her interview with Leslie was taken out of context.
"I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I would be extremely angry with me too. I am mortified. I'm embarrassed and I am very angry," she said in a video posted to Twitter, directly addressing her critics. "Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way, it's very jarring."
Her friend, Oprah Winfrey, said in an NBC interview that King was traveling with security constantly by her side. King has just returned to work on Monday with no further comments, leaving a big elephant in the room.

Gayle King attends the 2019 Women's Media Awards, hosted by The Women's Media Center, at the Mandarin Oriental New York in New York, on Oct. 22, 2019.

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