Oprah Calls Out CBS’s Gayle King, Says She Originally Wasn’t Allowed At Party Because Of Family’s COVID ‘Policy’

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Chrissy Clark Education Reporter
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Famous author and television host Oprah Winfrey called out CBS News anchor Gayle King on Dec. 23 for allegedly failing to abide by Winfrey’s COVID-19 “policy” for guests at her home. Winfrey followed up Dec. 24 by posting a video with King at her residence.

Winfrey posted on Facebook that all visitors who come to her home must complete a four-step COVID-19 mitigation regime, including getting a vaccine, a booster shot and a negative COVID-19 test, and completing a 10-day quarantine. On Dec. 23, Winfrey said that King had not completed “The Policy,” though it’s unclear which portion of the policy she allegedly failed to uphold.

“Everyone who is spending Christmas at my house has to be vaccinated, boosted, tested, and quarantined,” Winfrey said. “Stedman [Winfrey’s husband] calls it ‘The Policy’ cause I’m that serious about it. This was release day for our bubble and we knew we had to throw a welcome celebration for Baby Luca, who none of us had met yet! We missed his grandma Gayle King but she’ll join us once she completes the policy!”

On Dec. 24, Winfrey posted a video with King at her house and a newly prepared monkey bread dish.

“Monkey bread is a southern tradition that’s very hard to get right,” Winfrey said. “Chef Thomas nailed it on the first try for Gayle King!”

Some of Winfrey’s followers applauded the celebrity for her rigid COVID-19 restrictions. One follower, a reporter for The New York Times, dubbed Winfrey’s Facebook post “incredible.”

Another fan claimed that she had the same policy for her house with the exception of the booster requirement. (RELATED: Democrats ‘Worn Out’ By Lockdowns, Mandates, According To New Poll)

The meet-up between Winfrey and King marked the first time Winfrey met her best friend’s grandson, according to People Magazine.