Gayle King Opens Up About Backlash and Death Threats Over Lisa Leslie Interview

Gayle King made an appearance recently on Oprah Winfrey’s 2020 Vision tour and addressed the backlash that she received in regards to the interview with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant.

Speaking with Oprah, King said “I have moved on. Is there a scab? Yeah. But I have moved on. I put on my game face and my big girl pants because I never lost sight of who I was, what I believe I am, and my intention. I’ve never lost sight of that. But it certainly was a learning curve, and it was very painful.” King also talked about people who could have defended her, but didn’t, which prompted Oprah to say “It’s not the people who are being mean, it’s not the badness, it’s not the vitriol that’s being put into the world, but it’s the good people who remain silent that becomes so hurtful.

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