SHARON OSBOURNE will not be returning to her U.S. daytime show THE TALK when it resumes production next month (April 21), following on-air controversy and allegations of racism.
The British outspoken decided to quit The Talk panel after being criticized for his defense of journalist Piers Morgan’s verbal attack on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on the March 10 (21) episode of the series.
During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood attempted to suggest that Morgan’s comments about the royal tabloid torment, made on Good Morning Britain, were racist, but Sharon Osbourne got angry, saying the explosion had deduced that the rock matriarch was racist for saying Morgan was paid to have an opinion.
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who a lot of people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” grumbled Sharon Osbourne, though she did. is subsequently excused for the exchange the following day Twitter.
Ozzy Osbourne’s wife suffered further attacks as former The Talk co-hosts Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini accused her of using racially callous and homophobic language behind the scenes of the show – allegations which she described as “montage”.
CBS network bosses put The Talk on hiatus days later as they launched an investigation into the whole drama, and now they’ve announced that Sharon Osbourne has opted out of the show after 11 seasons.
In a statement, they said: “The events of the March 10 show shocked everyone involved, including the viewing audience at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also found no evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blinded any of the hosts.
At the same time, we recognize that the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are responsible for what happened during this broadcast as it was clear that the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff. for a complex and sensitive discussion involving racing.
“During this week’s break, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and trainings on equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for hosts, producers and the team. Going forward, we identify plans to improve production staff and produce procedures to better serve hosts, production, and ultimately our viewers.
The Talk is scheduled to return to the air on April 12. (MT / DL / MT)
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