“IStandWithGayle” Hashtag Sparks On Social Media Amidst Gayle King’s Kobe Bryant Controversy

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“I Stand With Gayle” Hashtag Erupts, Amidst Gayle King’s Kobe Bryant Controversy

Early Monday (Feb. 10th) morning #IStandWithGayle hashtag sparked. The trending topic takes place amidst Gayle King’s controversy involving Kobe Bryant. As previously reported, Gayle King received overwhelming backlash for asking Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case.

 

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After facing backlash, Gayle King posted a video addressing the backlash. She stated:

“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant. I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me, too. I am mortified, I am embarrassed and I am very angry. 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.”

CBS network has released a statement supporting Gayle King. And Oprah Winfrey has shared her support.

 

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Fast forward to the present day and #IStandWithGayle has garnered numerous responses. See them below.

What are your thoughts on this situation? Let us know in the comments.

Authored by: Kellie Williams