Gayle King, 65, is opening up about her fears for her son amidst systemic racism and brutality in America!
King said on yesterday’s episode of ‘The Talk’ while discussing the death of George Floyd in police custody: “It brings back memories of that day, because at the time we didn’t even know his name. We couldn’t even give him the dignity of his name. He was just a black man underneath the car. All we had seen was the knee on this neck and that was hard enough to see. I start thinking about all kinds of things about that video. That’s what’s making me so emotional, that his last words were ‘Mom,’ ‘Mama.’ This is what’s getting me…it goes to the primal instinct that we all have, because your mother is your ultimate protector and his mother died two years ago. We didn’t know that at the time. When I got emotional, I didn’t know that. But we know that now.”
King elaborates the fears she has for her own son Will, adding: “My son is 33 years old, and I’m worried about him, saying, ‘Will, please don’t walk Scott [his dog], please don’t take him for long walks, everything is so volatile. He lives in the Santa Monica area, close to there, so he can hear the police choppers and he can hear the sounds of the city. And Santa Monica as you know is a very affluent town…but I’m worried about him walking his frickin’ dog…I worry for him being a black man, period. I worry a lot about his safety. Welcome to being black in America. This is not new.” Watch Gayle King’s appearance on ‘The Talk’ below and let us know what you think: