Sharon Osbourne Says She’s Angry and Hurt After Exiting ‘The Talk’
Sharon Osbourne appeared on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" Friday for her first television interview since leaving “The Talk.”
Sharon was involved in a heated exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood in March. During the conversation, Osbourne defended Piers Morgan, who was accused of being racially insensitive for slamming Meghan Markle.
“The Talk” went on hiatus, and during the break, accusations of racism were lodged against Sharon by former co-hosts. It was later announced Sharon would be exiting the show.
Addressing the allegations from former co-hosts that she had used racial slurs in the past, Sharon called them “disgruntled ladies.” She told Maher, "I don't even use those words. They're not in my vocabulary."
Speaking out about cancel culture, Osbourne said, according to Variety, “I’m doing just fine. What about the people that are cut from the knees down who can’t afford to get lessons now on what’s politically correct? What happens to them? It’s not fair. It isn’t about being a racist. It’s maybe not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day. It changes from day to day what is correct.”
Since "The Talk" went on hiatus, Sharon has publicly apologized and sent apology texts to Sheryl.
When “The Talk” returned this week, Underwood said she could “still feel the trauma” of that day. She would, however, consider staying friends with Sharon. “If she greeted me warmly and sincerely, I would give her back the same, because we’ve been on this show for 10 years. I want people to understand when you’re friends with somebody, you stay friends,” she said.