The eldest son of former President Trump had stinging commentary about the CBS suspending production of daytime show “The Talk” after Sharon Osbourne supported Piers Morgan for voicing his opinion on Megan Markle.
Following Piers Morgan walking off the set of Good Morning Britain after accusing Megan Markle of lying during her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Osbourne got into a heated debate with co-host Sheryl Underwood when she defended Morgan.
“While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist,” accused Underwood. “Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things,” Osbourne replied. “I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?”
CBS announced that the series would go on hiatus until March 23rd, while all “claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary.” On Monday, Morgan tweeted about the network’s decision.
“So @CBS has yanked The Talk off air while it investigates the ‘scandal’ of @MrsSOsbourne defending me when @sherylunderwood said I was ‘racist’ for disbelieving Meghan Markle,” he wrote. “The REAL scandal is me being branded a racist for refusing to believe a liar.”
Donald Trump Jr. replied to his post to express how out of hand he thinks the situation had gotten. “This is getting insane!” he tweeted. “Now other shows are being pulled off the air because someone who actually knows someone else doesn’t believe they’re racist simply because someone else accused them of it with no basis simply because he didn’t believe someone else.”
This is getting insane! Now other shows are being pulled off the air because someone who actually knows someone else doesn’t believe they’re racist simply because someone else accused them of it with no basis simply because he didn’t believe someone else. Got it?!? @piersmorgan https://t.co/VX0NOk9mEx
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 15, 2021
Osbourne has since apologized on Twitter. “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry,” she wrote. “I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive, & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”