Gayle, following the recent death of the five-time National Basketball Association champion, who was killed along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven others in a helicopter crash, last sat down with one of his close friends WNBA star Lisa Leslie to discuss his legacy.
"I'm not gonna say who's to blame, but I do think that we're trying to make a very uncomfortable conversation complicated", Cobb explained.
King's line of questioning stoked the ire of viewers with critics on social media accusing the journalist of being disrespectful. "We're your people. You ain't come at Harvey Weinstein asking those dumb a** questions".
Snoop didn't stop there, he went on to post old photos of Gayle and Oprah posing with Harvey Weinstein, who is now on trial for alleged rape. "We absolutely assist Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist", CBS Information President Susan Zirinsky advised The Related Press on February 9.
Winfrey said she understands why people are upset based on the clip, but added that King "hasn't slept in two days".
"I've been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant". And I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I would be extremely angry with me too. Let me say that you are not doing well because you now have death threats, and now you have to travel safely, and you feel very attacked. It's jarring to me.
"Here's a message for the people that need to know: I'm a non-violent person", Snoop said in his PSA.
The TV veteran claimed that she was "advised to say nothing", but made a decision to address the furore after receiving a barrage of calls and messages.
What are your thoughts? King went on to address the network's decision to put out that specific portion of the interview.
Susan Zirinsky, President of CBS News, also defended King's approach in the interview, deeming it "comprehensive and thoughtful". And I wanted to get Lisa's take on it as a friend who knew him well, what she thought, where that should stand. I swear to God, we the worst, we the fucking worst.
Despite the controversy, Winfrey is confident that things will get better - it's just going to take some time. "And we will - there will be a very intense discussion about that".
"We expect more from you Gayle", Snoop says.