Sharon Osbourne left her position on American talk show The View last year after a heated debate on the air about race and allegations of racist comments led to an internal investigation by CBS
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Piers Morgan has launched an impassioned defense of his girlfriend and new colleague Sharon Osbourne over her decision to leave American television show The Talk last year.
The outspoken broadcaster has claimed Sharon, 69, was “cancelled” for tweeting her support for his opinion after the former British Good Morning presenter made controversial comments about Meghan Markle and her experience with poor mental health.
Ahead of the launch of Sharon’s big new TV project next week, Piers claimed that Sharon’s defense of him over the past year has “basically disabled her”.
Piers – who, like Sharon, will be hosting a new show on Rupert Murdoch’s Talk TV – branded her exit from The Talk as “disgusting” and reiterated his belief that he was “entitled” to share his opinions on national TV.
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Sharon decided to leave her position on the American version of Loose Women last year after an on-screen clash with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
Speaking to The Sun ahead of the launch of his and Sharon’s shows on Monday, Piers said: “I’m particularly excited about this because Sharon was removed from her show The Talk in America after 10 years, a show she loved and was a star by for tweeting her support for my right to speech.”
The father-of-four added, “She didn’t even agree with the opinion, she just said I had a right to it, which I did, by the way.”
Piers then went on to claim Sharon was branded a “racist sympathizer” after being called a racist for saying on live TV that he believed the Duchess of Sussex’s recollections of her experience with suicidal thoughts during her interview with Oprah Winfrey not in March 2021.
“What happened to me was bad, what happened to Sharon was disgusting,” Piers added in his recent chat, adding that the backlash “basically rendered her incapacitated.”
Sharon left her position at The Talk after a heated on-air conversation about race and allegations of racist comments, which led to an internal investigation by CBS.
During the tense conversation about Piers, Sharon told a visibly upset co-host Sheryl live on air: “Educate me, tell me if you hear him say racist things… electric chair because I have a boyfriend that a lot of people vote for.” hold a racist, so that makes me a racist?”
“For me, if I have to turn around at 68 and say, ‘I’m not racist,’ what does that have to do with me? How could I be racist towards anyone? How could I be racist towards anyone or anything in my life? How can I?”
After the broadcast, the show went on a two-week hiatus and Sharon apologized “to all the people of color I’ve offended” and later left the show.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk,” CBS said in a statement at the time.
“The events of the March 10 show were worrying for everyone involved, including viewers watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode was inconsistent with our values for a respectful workplace.
“We also found no evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or caught any of the hosts off guard.”
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/piers-morgan-claims-sharon-osbourne-26783259 Piers Morgan claims Sharon Osbourne was removed from 'The Talk' because she 'had an opinion'.