Gayle King responded to Snoop Dogg’s apology over the controversy surrounding King’s comments and questions about Kobe Bryant’s legacy. Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant acknowledges the applause from the crowd at the Utah Jazz game at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, March 28, 2016. | Laura Seitz, Deseret News
How did Gayle King respond to Snoop Dogg?
Gayle King responded to Snoop Dogg’s apology over the controversy surrounding King’s comments and questions about Kobe Bryant’s legacy.
What’s going on?
King faced heavy criticism after asking WNBA legend Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s legacy with reference to the 2003 sexual assault allegations.
Snoop Dogg was one of the harshest critics against King.
Snoop Dogg apologized Wednesday for his comments against her.
King accepted the apology. She sent a statement to The Associated Press that read:
“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss.”
“As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times. I don’t always get it perfect but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity.”
What did King say to Leslie?
King asked Leslie in a CBS News interview about how Leslie felt about Bryant despite the 2003 allegations, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.
King: “Is it complicated for you, as a woman, as a WNBA player?”
Leslie: “It’s not complicated for me at all.”
Leslie said Bryant was not the “kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. That’s just not the person that I know.”
Leslie: “I think the media should be more respectful at this time. If you had questions about it, you had many years to ask him that. I don’t think it’s something that we should keep hanging over his legacy.”
How did Snoop Dogg respond?
Snoop Dogg said King shouldn’t have asked the question. He said she should “back off … before we come get you.”
Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday, according to NBC News.
Snoop Dogg said: “I was raised way better than that. So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out of your name and just being disrespectful.”
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