King laughed and recounted how after Dana Perino corrected Watters on-air, she got Perino’s email address and wrote:
‘Thank you for letting him know that we’re two different people, and could you let the rest of your colleagues know that all black people do not look alike. Could you please just share that?’ Yes, I did, I sent that to her.
Watters apologized on Wednesday after confusing CBS News host Gayle King with Good Morning America host Robin Roberts. He apologized at the end of The Five episode Watters held up a small whiteboard reiterating his apology to the two anchors. “I’m sorry Gayle + Robin.”
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel couldn’t get enough of the R. Kelly bombshells. But “this was the masterstroke,” he said.
“So to defend himself against allegations of weird and illegal and inappropriate sexual relationships, to prove he’s a normal and respectful guy, R. Kelly brought in both of his live-in girlfriends to support him.”
He showed how that looked, then mashed-up the King interview with Kelly’s greatest hit to create “I Believe I Can Lie.”
King said both she and the live-in girlfriends — Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23; Kelly is 52 — thought Kelly was out of the room for that interview, but he was just out of sight, coughing loudly at questions he didn’t like.
“Both sets of parents are terrified because they believe their daughters have been brainwashed,” King told Colbert.
King revealed that she didn’t expect Kelly to confess his crimes, “but I did think that, on some level, he would have a moment of reflection, he would have contrition.”
Instead, she said, “I thought we were witnessing the self-destruction of a man having a breakdown, and that’s never a good thing to see. Never.”
Watch Gayle King’s appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below.