Sharon Osbourne Says She’s ‘Hurt’ & ‘Angry’ As She Breaks Silence On Her Exit From ‘The Talk’ [WATCH]
Sharon Osbourne has spoken out for the first time since her exit from CBS’ “The Talk.”
The now-former daytime talk show host departed from the show after 11 seasons last month. She was the only original co-host remaining. CBS said in a statement back then,
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
The decision came following an intense exchange between her and co-host Sheryl Underwood.
In its statement, CBS also denied her claims that she was “set up” by producers to have the conversation on air.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts,” the statement continued. At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”
After their controversial moment, “The Talk” went on hiatus for a month and returned earlier this week. Sharon Osbourne also made her return to the small screen, but in the form of an interview with Bill Maher for his HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
When asked how she was doing she said,
“I’m angry, I’m hurt… I’m a fighter.”
She later said,
“I’ve been called so many things in my life, I am so used to being called names, but a racist is one I will not take.”
“But what about the people who are cut from the knees down and can’t afford to go get lessons on what is politically correct and how to talk to people? It’s not fair because it isn’t about being a racist, it’s about not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day. Because it changes from day to day.”
She still defended Piers Morgan’s remarks about Meghan Markle, which some deemed as racist.
Following Meghan Markle’s sit down with Oprah Winfrey, in which she said she experienced racism while living in the palace, Piers Morgan made it clear on Good Morning Britain he didn’t believe her claims. Rumors spread that he was fired for his remarks as well. Osbourne’s defense of the remarks is what caused the incident with her and Sheryl Underwood.
Osbourne doubled down on her stance and said Friday (April 16th),
“He’s entitled to his [opinion]. That’s what it’s all about. You are entitled to have a disagreement, discuss in it a normal way.”
She also made remarks about Prince Harry.
“You know when they say with white privilege? Right there with Harry. He’s the poster boy. He sits there and says daddy cut him off so he’s not on the wages anymore and he was boo-hooing about it. You can’t feel empathy for that because you are healthy, bright educated young man. You can go do whatever you want to do. Your life is your own.”
As she and Bill Maher threw shade at “woke language”, Osbourne called Meghan Markle “girl”, and the two seemed to be on the same page that
“unless you agree with every person of color, then you’re. racist.”
Since her exit, she was accused of using racist and homophobic language against her season one co-hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, and Holly Robinson Peete, who alleged Osbourne said she was “too ghetto.”
Osbourne told Bill Maher,
“I don’t even use those words. They’re not in my vocabulary.”
She also said,
“Disagreeing with someone does not make you a racist,” and dismissed the allegations as “disgruntled ladies.”
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