CBS’ correspondent, Gayle King, is currently in the hot seat following her interview with WNBA legend, Lisa Leslie, after King asked her about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape accusation.
In what fans call “distasteful and hurtful to the late NBA Legend’s wife Vanessa Bryant, daughters family and friends, who are all mourning his death and that of daughter Gigi, King didn’t quite get the reaction she expected from Leslie, who responded with: “I don’t think it’s something that we should keep hanging over his legacy.”
She also added that Kobe Bryant’s legacy is “not complicated” for her despite that alleged incident which was settled out of court.
But the interview itself drew the attention of millions of angry fans who are now calling for Gayle’s ‘resignation and apology’ to the Bryant family.
See what one fan had to say via Twitter below:
This is so disrespectful to Kobe and his family.
I’m so sick of black people going against the grain for a buck and a seat at the “table”. #gayleking no matter how much you do their dirty work you will still & forever be a n**** in they eyes. Don’t forget it. https://t.co/rvsK7thPU3
— Milani Team (@milaniteam) February 5, 2020
Other black male celebrities are chiming in and are insinuating that both Oprah Winfrey and her long-time BFF King have been targeting black men for years because “they hate them.” See rapper turned business mogul, 50 Cents, reaction to King’s interview below:
Rapper Snoop Dogg and actress Mo’Nique also had something to say:
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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique
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