Piers Morgan defended his friend Sharon Osbourne and blasted CBS after it was reported that the latter was forced to exit “The Talk” as an aftermath of the March 10 episode. Morgan described her controversial exit as disgraceful.
Following Sharon Osbourne’s controversial exit from “The Talk,” her dear friend and fellow journalist Piers Morgan has spoken out in her defense. Over the weekend, Morgan took to Twitter to share his opinion, writing:
“What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar.”
Sharon Osbourne at the Billy Morrison - Aude Somnia Solo Exhibition at Elisabeth Weinstock on September 28, 2017 | Photo: Getty Images
Morgan concluded, letting his followers know that he would speak his truth about the cancel culture in an upcoming Mail on Sunday Column. According to reports, it was announced on Friday that Osbourne would leave the show.
CBS shared in a statement that the British television personality decided to leave the show after more than a decade as a co-host. The network explained that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode was inappropriate.
They noted that her actions didn’t align with their values and admitted that the episode was difficult for many of their viewers. Fans may recall that Osbourne got into a heated discussion with her colleagues while defending Morgan.
Osbourne opened up about the situation, saying that she was blindsided by the show creators.
It happened that her co-hosts, Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth, called Osbourne out after she tweeted her unwavering support for Morgan following his controversial statements about Meghan Markle’s suicidal claims.
Although the ladies of the daytime talk show didn’t accuse the 68-year-old of being a racist, they described her support for Morgan’s contentious comments about Meghan’s mental health as unacceptable.
Underwood explained that the last time Morgan visited the show, she tried to inform him about the racial undertones to the remarks he makes about Meghan, but he refused to listen. Osbourne got visibly upset, lashing out at Underwood.
After the dramatic episode, “The Talk” went on a hiatus and is set to return on April 12. Following the heated exchange, Osbourne opened up about the situation, saying that she was blindsided by the show creators and felt unprepared.
“The Osbournes” star revealed that she had no idea that Underwood would bring up Morgan. She said that her co-hosts were given cards with questions about the topic while she was only told about the discussion eight minutes before taping.
The mother-of-three, who later apologized in a tweet, mentioned that shefelt like a sacrificial lamb
when her co-hosts tackled her. Osbourne also admitted that she didn’t handle her exchange with Underwood appropriately and has since apologized.