January 26, 2020 was a day the world came to a halt. Everyone’s lives stopped as we collectively mourned the tragic loss of Kobe and Gigi Bryant. Along with their fellow passengers. As the world stood still and we all questioned “WHY KOBE?!” Gayle King was cooking up a few questions of her own.
The CBS news anchor sat down with WNBA All-Star Lisa Leslie to ask a few questions about Bryant’s legacy. The clip below is what sparked worldwide outrage directed at King. Watch below:
This insensitive conversation caused celebrities and fans alike to clapback at the journalist via social media. The most verbose being Boosie and Uncle Snoop:
The pressure of the viral interview clip must have been too much, King decided to respond in a new fashion. She tweeted a series of videos in which she says “I’ve never done one of these before,” referring to a direct to consumer video. She also says that she spent time with Kobe Bryant and he didn’t seem like that type of person to her either. However, she was still compelled to ask Leslie about the court case that was ultimately settled. What do you all think?
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