Gayle King is now in hot water alongside her best friend Oprah Winfrey. Her words and now continued persecution over a case that’s been rectified concerning the deceased NBA legend Kobe Bryant is being shamed all over social media. Since Kobes’ sudden death not too long ago in a freak helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna, people have been respectful of him and his legacy. The world has mourned and is continuing to sit in the pain that has come with such heart-wrenching news.
For Gayle King to come and throw out old news about a rape allegation that for years was a target on Kobe’s back is a major sign of disrespect. It is as if she is trying to resuscitate a news story that really holds no value anymore. In this MeToo era there is definitely a landfill of support for victims of sexual misconduct, abuse, as well harassment. But, when you have someone who was falsely accused as what it looks like here with Bryant there is no need to reinvigorate that.
Gayle seems to be taking a page from Oprah’s book over handling these specific types of situations. Just yesterday Winfrey was called out publicly by comedian Mo’Nique over how she handled sexual allegations against the long-deceased “King Of Pop ”. The nonfactual interviews with the alleged victims who invested in an entire documentary with the one motive to smear Jackson’s name and gain a substantial profit was debunked as fast as it came out. The lies were so obvious that any licensed professional in the court of law could see through that surface-level facade Oprah tried so hard to promote.
What many people have noticed through Gayles and specifically Oprah’s consistent actions is that the men they always seem to go after are black and successful. Not once have they let out a sigh about their good friend Harvey Weinsten, and that major hypocrisy has people conflicted. Why go after someone who is no longer alive and has been proven not guilty in a respected court of law. Why not go after Weinstein? A man who literally has substantial evidence against him and was the biggest reason as to why the MeToo movement became what it was.
As much as we respect both of these women we have to be able to criticize them when they do something “fishy.” Nobody is above being questioned and it will be interesting to see if either comes out and renounces their actions. If they don’t renounce them then the only other option would be to defend them or simply say nothing. The latter will probably be the reality of what happens. Oprah’s brand is way too big to be getting involved in something so devise and messy.