The clip is only one a part of a number of current allegations that Sharon Osbourne has a historical past of racist offenses
Sharon Osbourne is dealing with main backlash proper now. After she defended famend a-hole and racist jerk Piers Morgan, a number of allegations of her personal problematic habits have come to gentle — notably in regard to her tenure as co-host of The Talk on CBS for the final decade.
A resurfaced clip exhibits Osbourne crudely commenting on Meghan Markle‘s Blackness. Journalist Yashar Ali revealed a damning exposé on Osbourne earlier this week, and this clip is gaining numerous consideration on-line. So a lot in order that The Talk is presently on “hiatus” from manufacturing.
In the clip, which was reportedly from 2018, co-host Sheryl Underwood might be heard saying Meghan introduced “Blackness to the royal family,” to which Osbourne replies: “She ain’t Black.”
5. In 2018, Sharon Osbourne mentioned on The Talk re Meghan Markle: “she ain’t black.”
When informed by her co-hosts that Meghan Markle is certainly Black (her mom is Black), Sharon says “Yeah, I know…but she doesn’t look Black.” pic.twitter.com/5JXkfRD7RI
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 14, 2021
Underwood and rapper Eve, who was on the present that day, instantly corrected Osbourne and confirmed that Markle is biracial with a Black mom. That didn’t deter Osbourne, who doubled down on her racist comment and snapped again at her Black co-hosts.
“Yeah, no, I know, but she doesn’t look Black,” she mentioned.
“To who?” Eve and Underwood requested.
“To anybody,” Osbourne mentioned.
Eve, who confirmed extra grace to Osbourne on this second than she neither deserves nor would seemingly ever return, informed her that “Black people can come in all shades.” And that that second on The Talk was, uh, not precisely the place for a nuanced dialogue surrounding totally different pores and skin complexions and pores and skin tones.
“That’s a whole discussion we don’t need to have,” Eve mentioned within the clip.
After she defended Piers Morgan, who stop his personal present final week after a whole bunch of 1000’s of individuals referred to as for his firing for obsessively slandering Meghan Markle, Osbourne confronted main backlash. Both Morgan and Osbourne forged doubt on the Duchess and her expertise with racism and suicidal melancholy.
Sharon Osbourne: “And don’t try and cry. ‘Cause if anyone should be crying, it should be me.”
Sheryl Underwood: “But right now, I’m talking to a woman who I believe is my friend.”
Sheryl is one among my favourite folks. I need her to discover a new good friend.pic.twitter.com/0bkSkOiB2T
— Jermaine (@JermaineWatkins) March 11, 2021
When she was confronted about her protection of Morgan on-air final week, Osbourne had a full-on hissy match and verbally bashed Underwood for making an attempt to politely clarify why enabling racists like Piers Morgan is extensively seen as racism in itself. The total alternate was tense and Osbourne’s defensiveness was particularly cringe-worthy.
Osbourne apparently has a prolonged historical past of problematic, insensitive, and downright racist habits, per Yashar’s report. The report consists of alleged homophobic feedback about former co-host Sarah Gilbert and racial slurs in opposition to former co-host Julie Chen. Former co-hosts Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini have each gone on the file saying Osbourne had them fired for being “too ghetto.”
I’m sufficiently old to recollect when Sharon complained that I used to be too “ghetto” for #theTalk…then I used to be gone💨
I deliver this up now bc I used to be mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful as a result of…she HAD to🤦🏽♀️ 🤷🏽♀️#fbf https://t.co/7pnCnhM5rf pic.twitter.com/CXR4DzvlEZ
— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) March 12, 2021
The Talk is presently on an prolonged hiatus by subsequent week, based on an announcement from CBS:
“CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on The Talk. This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary. The show will extend its production hiatus until next Tuesday as we continue to review these issues.”
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight earlier this week, Osbourne performed the sufferer and claims she was “blindsided” with questions on Piers Morgan on-air final week, and referred to herself as a “sacrificial lamb.”