Sharon Osbourne Breaks Social Media Silence for First Time Since Leaving ‘The Talk’

by Emily Morgan
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Former talk show host Sharon Osbourne has returned to social media after making controversial statements that got her into hot water.

In an Instagram video shared on Monday, Osbourne posted an adorable throwback video of her youngest son Jack backstage at a 1992 concert.

The former co-host of “The Talk” posted the clip after it was sent to her by her friend, Whitfield Crane. Crane was the lead singer of the 90s band, Ugly Kid Joe. The band traveled with Ozzy Osbourne on his North American tour in 1992. 

“Backstage Conversations,” Osbourne captioned the video. In the clip, followers can see six-year-old Jack telling Whitfield how girls make him feel “sick.”

“Love you and your chats with mini @jackosbourne,” added Osbourne. Despite the adorable post, Osbourne has been the subject of controversy in the past few weeks. CBS confirmed that Osbourne stepped down as host after being criticized for defending Piers Morgan. Morgan made several negative comments regarding Markle during his UK talk show.

CBS Speaks Out on Sharon Osbourne Controversy

In a statement released by CBS, it said that the episode which saw Osbourne argue with her co-hosts was “upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.” The statement also added that her behavior towards her co-hosts “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

The statement also comes after the network put the daytime talk show on a brief hiatus. During the suspension, the network investigated accusations of racism and inappropriate comments made by the British television personality. 

In early March, Osbourne’s controversy began when she was asked to explain why she had defended Morgan, who recently called Markle “a liar.”In his defense, she insisted that his comments didn’t make him a racist. 

When Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth attempted to defend Markle, they said it was essential for “friends to hold a friend accountable.” As a result, Osbourne started crying and shouting at her co-hosts. 

Later, she made a public statement apologizing for her behavior. “I felt panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive,” she also wrote. “Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying.”

However, according to Page Six, CBS gave her eight figures for her departure from “The Talk.” Osbourne is walking away from the show with quite a hefty payout.