Gayle King has been placed in the middle of a controversy over her sexuality after some really confusing words came out of her mouth. The CBS news morning host is refuting claims that she said “I’m gay” during a segment in which the anchors were discussing relationships.
If you watch the video several times, it’s difficult to understand what King was saying, and it’s easy to conclude that she was saying “I’m gay.” But King tells TMZ that she did NOT say that she was gay. Instead, she claims that she was saying “I’m OK.”
All of this took place during a segment where someone suggested that she and co-host Charlie Rose would make a good couple. That’s when Rose reached over and gave her a hug. King leaned back in her chair and made the statement thatis now in dispute. Even though people want to believe her claims, there are many who say that there was no way she was saying “I’m OK.” At the same time, it’s not entirely clear exactly what she was saying.
Adding fuel to the speculation of King’s sexuality is her long-term, very close relationship with Oprah Winfrey. Some have speculated for many years that the two have a same gender relationship, but neither of them have readily discussed the issue in public. Then, there is the question of why most of us care so much about this issue anyway? Maybe that’s something for a good psychiatrist to explain to us.
Watch the video and hear Gayle’s words. Tell us what you think she’s saying.