Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out About Leaving ‘The Talk, ‘Cancel Culture’
On Friday, Osbourne appeared on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher to tell her side of the story as she was forced to leave the CBS talk show after 11 years. “I’m used to being called names. A racist is one I will not take,” Osbourne said.
In the March 10 episode of The Talk, she got into a heated argument with Underwood as Osbourne defended her close friend Piers Morgan after his remarks about Meghan Markle‘s interview with Oprah. Osbourne was called a racist for supporting Morgan.
Additionally, her former co-hosts, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete accused Osbourne of making racist comments and using slurs while she was a part of the show. Osbourne described her former co-workers as “disgruntled ladies” as she denied their allegations.
“I never, ever said that,” she continued. “I don’t even use those words; they’re not in my vocabulary.”
Osbourne stated that she’s fine and will continue to be outspoken, but she doesn’t believe that those with different opinions should be of victim of “cancel culture.”
“I’m doing just fine,” she said. “What about the people that are cut from the knees down who can’t afford to get lessons on what’s politically correct? What happens to them? It’s not fair. It isn’t about being racist. It’s maybe not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day. It changes from day to day what is correct.”