Gayle King is getting merciless dragged by people on social media, including Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and LeBron James, for her recent interview with legendary WNBA player Lisa Leslie where she questioned Kobe Bryant’s legacy.
The CBS This Morning co-host sat with WNBA player Lisa on Tuesday to talk about the shocking passing of Kobe and his daughter, Gianna Bryant. The pair and seven other people died in a helicopter crash two weeks ago.
This is despicable. Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty. https://t.co/nUxcYCLS62
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 8, 2020
Gayle asked: “It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you, as a woman, as a WNBA player?”
Lisa responded by: “The kind of person that would … do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way.”
— PIC44-MJI (@Picevol) February 7, 2020
Gayle then replied: “But Lisa, you wouldn’t see it, though. As his friend, you wouldn’t see it.”
After being bashed for the clip, Gayle decided blamed CBS for the drama.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) February 6, 2020
She said: “Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview. [It was] totally out of context, and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring. I’ve been advised to say nothing, just let it go. ‘People will drag you, and people will troll you. It will be over in a couple of days.’ But that’s not good enough for me because I really want people to understand what happened here.”
One person said: “Gayle and Oprah get on my eff’n nerves. They’ll find any opportunity… they so tired. This is so unnecessary and hateful. 🔥🔥”
This backer stated: “I know it’s her job “supposedly,” but why even ask that. Let the man Rest In Peace. The fuck I can’t stand Gayle. 🙄”
Another follower revealed: “I’m sick of Gayle and Oprah! I will be glad when the white people turn on them so they can pipe the hell down with the madness!”
One Instagrammer shared: “Thank you @lisaleslie for handling this with so much grace and elegance. My ass would’ve flipped the table. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾”
This obsever stated: “Ummmm, she brought it up as the interviewer, then asked if it’s fair to talk about? Am I the only one confused? So people not noticing the industry has been using Gayla and Oprah to take down their OWN they are being used to kill black men LEGACY.”
Former Obama administration official Susan Rice, who does not like to play and is fierce, has come to Gayle’s defense and slammed Snoop for his attacks.