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Oprah: Gayle King Receiving Death Threats After Kobe Byrant Questions In Interview



Backstory: On Monday, CBS This Morning released a clip of Gayle King interviewing WNBA star Lisa Leslie. During the clip, Gayle asked Lisa, who was a friend of Kobe Bryant, if she felt that his 2003 sexual assault case complicated his legacy for her. Lisa said that it did not.



The interview sparked backlash against Gayle and Oprah. Celebrities including 50 Cent and Snoop Dog attacked Gayle on social media. 50 Cent said that what Gayle did was unfair because Kobe isn't around to defend himself.

Snoop actually posted a misogynistic video where he threatened Gayle and told her to back off “before we come get you.” Snoop took down the video but 50 Cent's hateful ass reposted it. Link to the video.

Yesterday, Lebron James also came out against Gayle and offered support to Lisa Leslie.


Oprah appeared on The Today Show with Hoda and Jenna this morning and said that Gayle is "not doing well." Oprah said that Gayle has received death threats and has had to hire extra security.



Sources: 1,2,3,4,5
Tags: 50 cent, black celebrities, celebrity social media, music / musician (rap and hip-hop), oprah, sexism, sexual misconduct, sports / athletes - basketball, violence / domestic abuse
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