Yesterday Morning CBS Host Gayle King apologized after her questions about Kobe Bryant’s rape case went viral and Fans showed her no mercy.
King sat down in an interview with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie on Tuesday to talk about Kobe Bryant’s legacy following his death in last month’s tragic helicopter crash which claimed the lives of nine passengers including Kobe’s.
During the interview, King brought up Bryant’s 2003 rape charge. King 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?”
Rapper Snoop Dogg took to instagram to express his dissatisfaction with her insensitive line of questions.
King has since responded to the backlash, saying she’s “embarrassed” and “mortified.”
“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,” King continued. “It’s jarring to me. I didn’t even know anything about it. I started getting calls, ‘What the hell are you doing? Why did you say this? What is happening?’ I did not know what people were talking about.” (Loren Fouroux)