Sharon Osbourne Leaves the Talk
Why was Sharon Obsourne being called out?
Sharon Osbourne leaves the Talk. So what transpired that led to her leaving? Sharon shared a tweet saying, in support of Piers Morgan after he made disparaging comments about Meghan Markle. Piers said, the couple’s sit down and Megan Markle’s inview was a “undiluted whine-a-thon” Piers Morgan also shared that he didn’t like how The Talk’s episode was handled, “She was bullied into apologising for defending me against a disgusting slur that I was a racist.
. @piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
Sheryl Underwood clarified when asked by Sharon Osbourne why Piers Morgan’s reaction was racist; “It is not exact racism. It’s the implication and reaction to it. To not want to address that because she is a black woman and to try and dismiss it and make it seem like less than what it is.”
What did Sharon Osbourne say on The Talk?
On March 10, The Talk’s episode Sharon Osbourne’s co-host, particularly Sheryl Underwood confronted the co-star regarding her support of Piers Morgan. It didn’t start as a confrontation but it appeared it was perceived that way from Sharon Osbourne. As a result, Sharon Osbourne leaves the Talk.
Sheryl Underwood starts out, “I’ve known you for years since I’ve been here and I never seen anything come out of you other than if I don’t know then I’m willing to learn. If it seems that way, I apologize. What would you say to those who feel that by supporting your friend, it seems like you’re accepting or providing a safe space for something racist he said, even if you don’t agree? Am I expressing this correctly?
Sharon Osbourne responded at first with unawareness of what Piers did that was wrong. Then she began to get very defensive and argumentative with Sheryl. “At 68 years old, I shouldn’t have to say, ‘I’m not racist.’ Why would I be racist towards anyone or anything in my life?” She later taunted the co-star, “Don’t try to cry ‘cause if anyone should start crying is me.”
Sheryl Underwood tries to de-escalate the situation further, “But now, I am talking to someone that I believe is a friend and I don’t want anyone here to watch this and thinking we are attacking you for being racist. For that, if I articulated–”
Sharon Osbourne interupts her, “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”
Sheryl Underwood further tries to explain that she is not trying to attack her but to get her view on what other people are seeing but Sharon is far too gone in defensive mode to be receptive. “For me, I thought I was asking a question about the perception of other people. That’s why I preferenced it [the way I did].”
Sharon Osbourne leaves the Talk;
Sheryl Underwood claims she has not spoken to her co-star since the aired incident where Sharon Osbourne leaves the talk. Instead, she has released 3 episodic podcasts entitled “Sharon Walks Away.” In the podcasts, she shares her feelings of everything that went down on the show. “In my gut, I Thought this was going to go left and so I wanted to put this in proper order, be very calm, but there were a few people that criticized me on that.” She mentioned that regardless of their criticism, “it’s not about how the person reacts, but about my own personal growth and development.” Sheryl remained composed, handling the situation with maturity and choosing her words thoughtfully. Even ,despite, disgusting remarks from her co-host, Sheryl Underwood maintained control and maturity.
Sharon Osbourne claims to have responded with apology texts. Sharon Osbourne leaves the Talk, as co–host, on March 26. Sharon Osbourne stated she has apologized but hasn’t heard back. The series goes on hiatus to allow for an investigation. The Talk will return April 12.