DCR Race & Accountability: Sharon Osbourne is leaving “The Talk”. ☕☕☕

Ayyyeee… What’s Goodie Everyone. So I got some tea and it involves Now former talk show host, Sharon Osbourne.

Sharon Osbourne, a now former television host has decided to leave “The Talk,” the U.S. daytime talk show where she worked for more than a decade, according to CBS in a statement Friday.

Osbourne is the wife of musician Ozzy Osbourne and began her television career in “The Osbournes,” the reality show about their family. She faced criticism this month for publicly defending Morgan Piers after he questioned an account that Meghan gave to Oprah Winfrey about life in Britain’s royal family. In the interview, Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that members of the royal household had discouraged her from seeking treatment after she confided in them that she had thoughts of suicide. In which Morgan later said on “Good Morning Britain,” a show that he co-hosted, that he did not believe Meghan’s account. When a colleague chided him for “trashing” Meghan, he stormed off the set and left the show the next day.

That week, Osbourne, said on Twitter that she stood by Morgan, who is a friend of hers. “People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth,” she wrote. During an episode of “The Talk” that aired on March 10, the co host Sheryl Underwood asked Osbourne about her defense of Morgan. “What would you say to people who say that, while you’re standing by your friend, it appears that you give validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?” Underwood asked. Osbourne said she felt as if she were “about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist.” “How can I be racist about anybody?” she asked during an especially tense moment in the exchange. “How can I be racist about anybody or anything in my life?” Osbourne later posted a statement on Twitter in which she apologized to “anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said.” She said she had “panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist” to take over. “Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying,” she added. “I should have been more specific about that in my tweet” about Morgan.

CBS said in a statement that “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk.” It added that her “behavior toward her co hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”A spokesman for Osbourne, Howard Bragman, said in an email that he had no comment on her departure from the show. “The Talk” has been on a hiatus since mid March. CBS said on Friday that the show would resume airing original episodes on April 12. It also said it had found no evidence that executives at the network had “orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.” The network said it was accountable for what happened during the March 10 broadcast because Osbourne and her co hosts “were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”

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