Sharon Osbourne apologises over comments on The Talk
Sharon Osbourne reflects on a heated exchange and takes to social media and offers to do better.
The Talk presenter Sharon Osbourne has apologised following comments she made in an argument with co-host Sheryl Underwood about Britain’s Piers Morgan.
Osbourne had defended Morgan, who quit Good Morning Britain earlier this week after his comments about the Duke and Duchess’ interview provoked more than 41,000 complaints.
Asking for quotes demonstrating Morgan’s racism she said, “I will ask you again Sheryl. I’ve been asking you during the break, I’m asking you again, and don’t try and cry because if anyone should be crying, it should be me.”
Underwood told Osbourne it isn’t “the exact words of racism,” but rather the “implication and the reaction to it.”
The exchange drew a volatile reaction on social media, but later Osbourne issued a statement on Twitter saying she was “truly sorry.”
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 12, 2021
Piers Morgan, who quit Good Morning Britain this week, then claimed Osbourne had been bullied into an apology and demanded his own apology from The Talk.
The Talk airs in Australia on 10.
Yesterday on The Talk Sharon Osborne behaved in a way that no Black woman would ever be allowed to in the workplace, let alone National TV. Kudos to @sherylunderwood and @ElaineWelteroth 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/6HkumHIsLf
— Blk Girl Culture (@blkgirlculture) March 11, 2021
Source: Evening Standard