Sharon Osbourne exits The Talk after racism accusations and ongoing controversy

Sharon Osbourne is leaving the show The Talk after an ongoing controversy. The 68-year-old has faced complains and backlash after defending her friend Piers Morgan. Now, in a statement from the show’s airer CBS, it seems as though she’s been asked to leave. “The events of the March 10 broadcast […]

Sharon Osbourne is leaving the show The Talk after an ongoing controversy.

The 68-year-old has faced complains and backlash after defending her friend Piers Morgan.

Now, in a statement from the show’s airer CBS, it seems as though she’s been asked to leave.

“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” read the statement obtained by Us Weekly. “As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behaviour toward her cohosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.

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The drama came when, on March 10th, Osbourne got into a heated debate with her co-host Sheryl Underwood over Piers Morgan, who quit his job at Good Morning Britain earlier in the month after receiving backlash for criticising Meghan Markle.

Underwood claimed Osbourne’s support of Morgan meant she was validating his racist remarks.

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Osbourne issued an apology on Twitter following the airing of the episode.

https://twitter.com/MrsSOsbourne/status/1370266292846960641?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1370266292846960641%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcelebrity.nine.com.au%2Ftv%2Fsharon-osbourne-felt-like-a-sacrificial-lamb-in-the-talk-dispute%2F50befe5e-5d70-4c43-bd10-cae78374351e

She later claimed that she’d been blindsided by Underwood, in an attack orchestrated by producers of the show.

CBS addressed this in their statement, saying they “did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts…It was clear the cohosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”

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