Kelly Osbourne Says She Doesn’t ‘Give A F*** About Cancel Culture’ Following Her Mother’s Fallout With ‘The Talk’
Kelly Osbourne has spoken on cancel culture during a promotional interview for her new podcast, The Kelly Osbourne and Jeff Beacher Show.
Kelly Osbourne’s media rounds come just after her mother–Sharon Osbourne–left The Talk earlier this year following accusations of racism and a heated exchange over the topic on March 10th. The controversy mainly focused on her defense of Piers Morgan over his claims against Meghan Markle, although additional problematic comments have resurfaced and been levied against Sharon Osbourne since then.
While speaking to Us Weekly yesterday (May 3rd), Kelly Osbourne, 36, was asked about her thoughts on cancel culture in the wake of her mother’s controversy–and she shared her opinion! She first acknowledges that people need to be more open to mistakes and changes to the status quo, claiming:
“[We shouldn’t] be afraid to make a mistake because we are all so privileged and it’s an honor. We’re a part of the right side of history. We’re part of a time when the world is finally changing, for the good, in the sense that people are waking up. They’re seeing that people have not been held accountable and that there is a huge problem with race in this world and this country–specifically this country.”
The former “Fashion Police” co-host continues:
“Don’t be afraid to make that mistake. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Educate yourself. We’re part of a change. This is amazing. Like, we get to turn around to our children and say ‘We were a part of that movement that made the world a better place.'”
Immediately following this sentiment, Kelly Osbourne begins explicitly addressing the polarizing concept of cancel culture, stating:
“That’s why, like, I don’t give a f**k about cancel culture. I don’t. I don’t give a f**k about what anyone thinks about me in that sense. Like, whatever. Like, if you think I’m a racist, fine. You think I’m a racist. I know who I am. I don’t care what you think of me. I care what [my co-host] thinks of me. I care what my family thinks of me. I don’t care what somebody hiding behind a computer and a fake Instagram page who puts up stuff where they don’t practice what they preach [thinks]. I know I practice what I preach.”
Kelly‘s podcast, The Kelly Osbourne and Jeff Beacher Show premiers today (May 4th) on Podcast One.
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