Amid an ongoing controversy, Sharon Osbourne is keeping things light-hearted on social media. Throughout the week, the British TV personality has shared several cheery pics to her Instagram account.
On Tuesday, she kept the trend going when she shared a hilarious throwback clip. In the video, we see the former “SNL” cast member and actress Amy Poehler impersonating Osbourne from an “SNL” sketch from the early 2000s.
The clip shows a parody of Osbourne’s former talk show, “The Sharon Osbourne Show.” In the video, Poehler, acting as Osbourne, interviews former reality TV couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey. Together they impersonate Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro from the band Jane’s Addiction. The clip ends with the former couple locking lips and hilariously dancing.
Although she has never appeared a guest on “Saturday Night Live,” she’s been impersonated by Poehler seven times from 2002 to 2007. Drew Barrymore also impersonated her in 2009 and by Nasim Pedrad in 2011. For Osbourne, she takes the goofs and gaffs with flattery. On Instagram, she captioned the clip by saying, “still funny,” with many of her followers commenting with crying-laughing emojis.
Sharon Osbourne Keeps Things Silly Amid Controversy
Despite the silliness, Osbourne is still surrounded by controversy. She left her daytime talk show gig for publicly supporting Piers Morgan after he made statements criticizing Meghan Markle. After engaging in a heated debate about the issue with her co-hosts, Osbourne decided not to return to “The Talk.”
Now, Morgan is also offering his friend and former colleague from “America’s Got Talent” the same support. He recently came after “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood for challenging Osbourne, saying he’s ‘staggered’ Underwood still has her job.
Morgan, the longtime editor-in-chief at DailyMail.com, spoke out on Monday in his first interview since being fired from the UK talk show, “Good Morning Britain.” “There’s a real hypocrisy at “The Talk” as well involving Sheryl Underwood,’ he told Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
“I know Sheryl Underwood. I’ve been on that show many times. She knows I’m not a racist. She knows that. So, she deliberately did what she did to create a firestorm with Sharon who defended me passionately,” he continued. “And the one who has to leave is not the person falsely accusing Sharon’s friend of being a racist with no evidence. It’s Sharon for defending me against the fake charge,” said Morgan.
“That to me is outrageous. This is a show called “The Talk” and because Sharon talked the truth, not anyone else’s truth or even her truth, just the truth, I hadn’t said racist things, because she said that she had to go. And I found that just so disgraceful,” he concluded.