How Sharon Osbourne Is Reportedly Reacting to Leaving ‘The Talk’
Sharon Osbourne was accused of racism
Osbourne showed her support for Piers Morgan on Twitter after he accused Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, of lying about her mental health struggle on Good Morning Britain. Her co-hosts then talked about her support for him on The Talk, and Osbourne demanded Sheryl Underwood to educate her.
The segment upset fans and the show went on hiatus. Former co-hosts then talked about their experience working with Osbourne.
“I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for #theTalk…then I was gone I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because…she HAD to #fbf” Holly Robinson Peete tweeted on March 12.
Yashar Ali reported on March 16 that Osbourne reportedly referred to Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert as racist and homophobic slurs. Osbourne’s publicist denied this. Entertainment Tonight then interviewed her, and she claimed she was blindsided by her co-hosts when they asked her about supporting Morgan on the show.
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It was later announced Osbourne would no longer be a co-host. CBS claimed it was her decision in a press release, according to Page Six:
Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk. 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.CBS, Page Six
The network also claimed there would be plans made for producing staff to serve the hosts better. The show will return on April 12, 2021. A source later told Page Six she was paid between $5 to $10 million as part of her departure agreement.
How Sharon Osbourne is reportedly reacting to leaving ‘The Talk’
How is the former co-host reacting to her exit? A mysterious source claimed to know and was quoted by Us Weekly.
“Sharon is bitterly disappointed at how it all played out,” the insider claimed. “Her whole career has been based on not holding back, speaking her mind, and championing free speech — so to be classified or perceived as a bigot or a racist is a sickening scenario and an utter nightmare for her, especially since she insists up and down it’s all a pack of lies, and that’s the last thing she is.”
The insider claims her family is supporting her. “They think it’s a big stitch-up, and she’s been hung out to dry for something she hasn’t done or believed in,” a source claimed. It has yet to be announced if someone will be replacing Osbourne.