Celebrities like 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg came after King for the interview, with Snoop making comments that some consider threatening, “back off, b****, before we come get you”. Some people may have taken those words to heart because King, according to Winfrey, has started to get death threats.
“She’s not doing well and feels that she was put in a really terrible position,” Winfrey said. “Because that interview had already ran and in the context of the interview, everyone seemed fine, including Lisa Leslie.”
.@Oprah emotionally responds to backlash her friend Gayle King received over King’s recent interview about Kobe Bryant with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie: “She is not doing well because she has now death threats.” pic.twitter.com/M8HrCp8vTr
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) February 7, 2020
Like King, Winfrey still insists that it was the network’s editing, not King’s questions, that was to blame for the social media backlash. But as far as King goes, Winfrey is not pleased at how King is being attacked. Winfrey says King now has to travel with security.