Sharon Osbourne started having problems with The Talk earlier this month when she took up for friend and fellow Brit Piers Morgan.
And now that Osbourne’s departure from the popular daytime talk show is official, Morgan blasted CBS for getting rid of her.
“I’m not a racist and neither is Sharon Osbourne. But that didn’t stop the woke mob lynching her just for defending me,” Morgan wrote in the a column for the Daily Mail. The column was posted, Monday.
Morgan wrote that he and Sharon Osbourne should be able to express their opinions “without being deemed a racist.” Then Morgan took on CBS, calling the network the “Cowardly Broadcasting System.”
He said the network “pathetically bowed to the woke mob illiberally baying for blood like a bunch of crazed language-policing fascists.”
“The fact we’ve both lost our jobs is not just an appalling attack on free speech, but it’s also a terrible indictment of woke cancel culture bulls— and the stinking hypocrisy that lies at the heart of it.”
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Like Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan Was Paid To Provide Opinion. They Both Lost Their Jobs
Both Morgan and Sharon Osbourne were paid handsomely to give their opinions on television. Morgan has embraced controversy his entire career. He lost his job with ITV’s Good Morning Britain after he criticized Meagan Markle, the American actress married to Prince Harry.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who now live in California, were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey earlier this month. Markle made several accusations against the Royal Family. Morgan called her a liar, saying he didn’t believe a word she said, specifically her claims that she requested help when she started having thoughts of suicide.
“Who did you go to?” Morgan said on the show. “What did they say to you? I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.”
ITV and Morgan then parted ways. Morgan tweeted “Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions.”
After Osbourne Took Up For Morgan, Former Co-Hosts Started Coming Forward
That brings us to Sharon Osbourne. The Talk is a show that talks about daily news. When Morgan reacted to Markle’s interview, he became a topic on The Talk. After all, Morgan is well-known to American TV audiences. He won the reality show Celebrity Apprentice. He had a talk show on CNN. And he was a judge on America’s Got Talent. Osbourne worked with Morgan on AGT.
Sharon Osbourne said of Morgan:
“I feel even like I’m about to be put in the electric chair,” Osbourne said. “Because I have a friend who many people think is a racist so that makes me a racist.”
Then co-host Sheryl Underwood, who is Black, posed a question to Sharon Osbourne.
“What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by your friend, it appears you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”
Sharon Osbourne replied: “You tell me where you have heard him say … educate me, tell me when you have heard me say racist things! Educate me, tell me!”
CBS put the show on hiatus. During that time, former co-host Leah Remini said that she heard Osbourne use racial and homophobic slurs when speaking about Julie Chen and Sara Gilbert. Both Chen and Gilbert were co-hosts on the show.
Holly Robinson-Peete, another former co-host, also posted on Twitter, that Osbourne said she was “too ghetto” for the show. Robinson-Peete is black.
CBS and Sharon Osbourne parted ways, Friday.