Respected journalist Gayle King just went through more shit than she should have thanks to Snoop Dogg, but now he realized that ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’ and King agrees. In what was somewhat of an apology – mostly because he still thinks she was wrong to bring up Kobe Bryant’s sexual allegations from 2003 in a recent interview with Lisa Leslie – Dogg took back the disgusting comments he made about Gayle.
He called her a ‘Funky dog head bitch’ and basically threatening her by saying ‘respect the family and backoff before we come get you.’ Yesterday though, he posted a direct video on Instagram apologizing for his comments. It’s likely that it happened because it all backfired with a bunch of reporters and celebrities coming to her defense. After all, the threats and derogatory language that a lot of Snoop’s fans used against her were despicable.
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#SnoopDogg has (finally!) apologized to #GayleKing for calling her a 'Funky dog head bitch' and basically threatening her by saying 'respect the family and backoff. Before we come get you.' This was after King had brought up the sexual allegations against the late #KobeBryant during a recent interview. Good thing Snoop realized he was out of line. There are better ways to do things.
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Now the Associated Press reached out to King after his apology, which she accepted to (finally) put this whole thing to rest. Because if it wasn’t for Snoop going crazy about this whole situation, it would not have blown up and angered so many people. At the end of the day, it was a valid question. That’s what journalists are for.
‘I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,’ King said. ‘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.’
That’s so true. King has always done everything with class. She’s probably one of the most thoughtful journalists out there. I just hope that this doesn’t make her take it easy on tough and uncomfortable topics, and it kind of sounds like it might. That’s when real journalism is at risk.
I’m sure she didn’t even dislike Kobe. She probably felt as shocked and sad about his death like the rest of us. She was just doing her job via one question in a much longer interview. That’s it.
Peter Stavros is the founder and editor-in-chief of Bops And Bangers. You can reach him at email@example.com.