Sharon Osbourne blames ‘disgruntled ladies’ for ‘The Talk’ exit

Liam O'Dell@LiamODellUK
Sunday 18 April 2021 12:08
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Former X Factor judge has spoken of her anger and “hurt” after she chose to leave the US talk show The Talk last month, following her defence of journalist Piers Morgan and his comments on Meghan.

In an episode broadcast on 10 March, Osbourne explained her support for the ex-Good Morning Britain presenter, who left the ITV breakfast programme after criticising the Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.

“Educate me. Tell me when you have heard [Morgan] say racist things. Educate me. Tell me,” she said to fellow co-host Sheryl Underwood.

Osbourne would later go on to say she was “truly sorry” to “anyone of colour that I offended”, and that she does not condone racism, misogyny or bullying.

However, speaking on Real Time with Bill Maher, Osbourne said she was feeling “angry” and “hurt” after quitting the programme.

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“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.

“I’m going to be just fine. I’m fine. As I said, I’m a fighter – I’m fine,” she said.

The TV personality also described former The Talkco-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete – who came forward with allegations about the star – as “disgruntled ladies”.

Osbourne has denied the accusations made by the two individuals.

She went on to add: “It’s not fair, because it isn’t about being a racist. It’s maybe about not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day, because it changes from day to day.”

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