Sharon Osbourne and Bill Maher Blast ‘The Talk’ in Interview

by Joe Rutland
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Former “The Talk” cohost Sharon Osbourne took some shots at the CBS talk show on Friday night on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

Osbourne lost her job on the show after defending British talk-show host Piers Morgan for his comments regarding Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. She and “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood argued on the air. Osbourne was labeled a racist for her defense.

Maher, according to an article from TMZ, first asks how Osbourne is doing. “Ah, there’s so many different things,” she replies. “I’m angry. I’m hurt.”

“But you’ve always been a strong woman,” Maher said. “I’m a fighter,” Osbourne said.

Maher Doesn’t Think ‘Anything Happened’ On ‘The Talk’ Discussion

Maher talks about the situation between Osbourne and Underwood.

“My view is, on the show, I don’t think anything happened,” he said. Maher then goes into the Morgan situation and adds what Osbourne said on “The Talk.”

“You said, ‘He’s a good friend of mine, and I don’t necessarily agree with his opinion, but he is entitled to his opinion,'” Maher says.

“Exactly,” Osbourne replied.

Maher says they call Morgan a racist and he loses his job. He adds the same thing happens with Osbourne and asks if he has it right.

“You’ve got it right,” Osbourne said. “That’s exactly how it went.”

Sharon Osbourne Says On Being Called Racist: ‘This Is One I Will Not Take’

Maher admits he is trying to figure out who is the racist in this situation.

“Me too,” Osbourne said. “Me too.

“I’ve been called so many things in my life,” she says. “I am so used to being called names, but a racist, this is one I will not take.”

Maher brings up comments from Elaine Welteroth, another cohost on “The Talk.”

“She said, ‘I think when you deny a woman, or a woman of color, their truth and their experiences, you’re just not denying them but denying every woman and every woman of color who sees themselves in this person’s story.’

“But ‘deny a woman,'” Maher says. “He’s (Morgan) doubting her. That’s not the same as denying her.”

Osbourne says, “No, it’s not.” She also says that Welteroth and Morgan can have their opinions.

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