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.”

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.

Source: Evening Standard

4 Responses

  1. If her statement is genuine then it is a great piece of self refelection and good example for society, and who is Piers Morgan to suggest Sharon can’t think for herself? If this is how she really feels she shouldn’t be shamed for taking a step back to reflect on her conduct. We would have much more contructive discussions in the world if people would stop and think about what they are going to say rather than shoot their mouth off with their stream of conciouness. Too many people seem to think if they shout it loud enough, say it aggressive enough or whip the audience into a frenzy that it will validate their opinion above all others. It would be nice if people stopped trying to trend and try saying something thoughtful and with substance. There is enough trolls in the world and the media is paying them way too much money.

  2. And for those without the context of Osbourne’s support for Morgan.
    . @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.

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