April 01, 2020

Sharon Osbourne from 'The Talk' Revealed What She Doesn't like about 'The View'

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Sharon Osborne spoke to Jenny McCarthy about the stark differences between the talk shows, "The View," and "The Talk."

Jenny McCarthy, who is a former co-host of "The View," talked to Sharon Osbourne about the cultural differences between the two shows.

The two women chatted on Sirius XM on March 22, 2020, and Osbourne commiserated with McCarthy about the stress the worked under on "The View," and the blatant disrespect the co-hosts have for each other.

Osbourne, who has been on "The Talk" since it's the first season has often used the platform to appeal for equality for women


Sharon Osbourne at the London auditions of 'The X Factor' in 2013 | Source: Getty Images


While in essence, the two shows, "The Talk" and "The View" may seem conceptually similar, the differences, according to Osbourne, are jarring.


"The View" was originally created by legendary journalist Barbara Walters in 1997 to feature a panel of women of varying backgrounds and ages as co-hosts and to discuss current affairs and socially relevant topics.

Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen with the award for Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team at the People's Choice Awards 2016 | Source: Getty Images



"The Talk," of which Osbourne is a co-host, is also hosted by an all-female panel, but the focus is radically different. Created by "Roseanne" actress Sarah Gilbert, the show's aim is to discuss current events and social issues from a mother's point of view.

Sharon Osbourne at the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on May 05, 2019 | Source: Getty Images



As Osbourne commented with McCarthy, the two shows have very different cultures, with "The View" favoring a more contentious environment, that is often outright aggressive. The hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman, often interrupt each other. 


There have been unpleasant disputes between the co-hosts, as McCarthy confessed, with exchanges of jibes and the aggressive attitude sometimes extends even to the guests. McCarthy declared that she had opted to leave the show, which she found too stressful.

"The Talk" fosters a more constructive ambiance, in which the topics are discussed calmly between the 5 cohosts: Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Marie Osmond. Each woman puts forward her opinion, which is listened to, and then discussed.



There were some rumors that insinuated that the ladies of "The Talk" weren't as friendly off the set, and that their amicable relationships were scripted. Osbourne's daughter Kelly Osbourne who was also a host on "The View," refuted the rumors and said:


"This is one of my favorite things about my mom doing this show is that it's the first time in her life that she's ever had girlfriends that she goes out with. They have a ladies lunch once a week."

Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Simon Cowell on set of the TV show "X Factor" in 2004 | Source: Getty Images



Osbourne, who is married to Ozzie Osbourne, once the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, has been a host in several hit shows over the last decade. Osbourne, who managed Ozzie's solo career, parlayed her vast experience in the music industry into a spot on the shows "America's Got Talent," and "The X Factor."


The Osbourne family also starred in its own reality show, "The Osbournes," which opened the door for "The Sharon Osbourne Show." It was to be Osbourne's first taste of hosting a talk show and ran fro 2003 to 2006 in the USA and in the UK.

Gabrielle Union arrives at "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet | Source: Getty Images



Osbourne achieved unprecedented popularity as one of the judges on the talent contest "America's Got Talent," alongside music mogul Simon Cowell. Osbourne worked on AGT from 2007 until 2012.


When actress Gabriele Union was fired from AGT after being a judge for one season for criticizing the show as being sexist and racist, Osbourne came out in her defense.


Osbourne discussed the issue on "The Talk," and concurred with Union's description of AGT's ambiance as "toxic," saying:

"It is a boy's club, okay it is. And the boys take care of each other and the women are not paid as much as the men."

Curiously enough, Academy-award winning actress Mo'Nique had raised a ruckus over Whoopi Goldberg being underpaid on "The View," and was harshly criticized. 

Osbourne, who has been on "The Talk" since it's the first season has often used the platform to appeal for equality for women, and especially mothers, in the workplace.