Sharon Osbourne, the well-known wife of rock legend Ozzy Osbourne, has now been forced off of her spot on ‘The Talk’ after getting into an argument with her co-hosts and being accused of racist name-calling.
As The New York Post reports:
Sharon Osbourne quit “The Talk” Friday, two weeks after rocking the daytime chat show by getting into a testy argument over racial issues with co-host Sheryl Underwood and shocking allegations of racist name-calling.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk,’” a release from CBS read. “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.
“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,” the release continued. “During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers…
Page Six previously reported that Osbourne was expected to be fired, but wouldn’t go down without a fight. “She could write a book, she would do a world of interviews. She knows where all the bodies are buried,” a source told us.
Other celebrities, including Piers Morgan, spoke out against Osbourne’s ouster referring to it as an ‘absolute disgrace.’
What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t. pic.twitter.com/9m4QPEkmD3
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 27, 2021