Last week, Snoop Dogg sat down with the hosts of Red Table Talk where the West Coast icon acknowledged his wrongdoing and expressed his sincerest apologies to renowned journalist Gayle King.
His appearance on the Facebook series came after Snoop was criticized for his vicious commentary toward King in a since-deleted video. The video came in response to a question that she asked Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case in an interview on CBS This Morning. Many were upset by the timing of the interview given that the Los Angeles Lakers great’s recent passing is still a fresh wound.
Now, some are questioning the sincerity of his words after he joined in on mocking Oprah Winfrey after a clip of her falling went viral. Oprah recently kicked off her 2020 Your Life on Focus Tour, which had a stop in Los Angeles this Saturday (Feb. 29). “Wellness to me means all things in balance, and balance doesn’t mean all things are equal or at peace at all times,” Oprah was saying when she suddenly took a tumble on stage.
However, she quickly sat up and laughed it off. “Wrong shoes,” she quipped.
The media mogul later addressed the moment on her official Instagram page where she thanked everyone for their well wishes.
“Yes I slipped on stage and I’m now a meme. But, [I'm] so grateful to be only a little sore. Turning the day into what [Michelle Obama] calls [self care Sunday],” she wrote to her 18 million followers, which was posted along with a photo of an ice compress on her leg.
While most people were relieved to hear that she was not seriously injured, Snoop and 50 Cent joked about the incident on social media.
“What the f**k happen here? Michael Jackson’s ghost trip her?” Fifty remarked. His comment seemingly alludes to Oprah’s involvement with HBO’s Leaving Neverland docuseries that explored the sexual abuse allegations that had been brought against the late pop icon.
“Micheal and Kobe blew a gust of wind. Balance.” Snoop added in Fifty's comment section.
However, not everyone is laughing with Snoop and Fif. Many people are coming to her defense across social media while others are uplifting Oprah for bouncing back from the moment. Given Oprah’s close friendship with King, many are also upset with Snoop for mocking Oprah so soon after his Red Table Talk appearance.
“Not funny in any way,” one person reacted on Twitter.
“Oprah doesn't give af about his opinion or 50 Cent,” a second tweeted.
“Sorry to hear about memes [because] that fall didn’t keep you down for a second. As I was driving home [with] my daughter, we were talking about what a perfect metaphor that was for life — only Oprah right?” a third person noted. “It doesn’t matter how unexpected/difficult a fall is, what matters is you get back up.”
See their reactions below:
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