Sharon Osbourne continues to be fuming over her ordeal at CBS — and claims she resisted the temptation to ship a foul-mouthed rant reside on the air towards the Tiffany Community when she was accused of racism, in line with a brand new docuseries from Fox Nation.
“Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Again,” which debuts on Fox Information’ streaming service on Sept. 26, reveals Osbourne’s ideas on her profession and her risky departure from CBS the place she co-hosted daytime discuss present “The Discuss.”
The outspoken Brit, who’s married to rock star Ozzy Osbourne, left the present in March 2021 after defending Piers Morgan’s scathing criticism of Oprah Winfrey’s interview of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Morgan bought slammed for saying he didn’t “consider a phrase that comes out of” Markle’s mouth after she stated palace insiders had mentioned the pores and skin tone of her then unborn youngster — claims that went unchallenged by Winfrey.
Osbourne defended Morgan towards the suggestion that he was a racist on a March 10 present. Issues bought ugly quick after co-hosts Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth prompt that Osborne’s protection of Morgan might itself be racist.
“I wished to look into the digital camera and say ‘F–ok you, f–ok you, f–ok you, f–ok you, and CBS take that,” Osborne stated whereas flipping off the digital camera within the Fox Nation interview.
She continued: “However I couldn’t try this. Are you able to think about if I’d have performed that, what it will’ve performed? It will’ve been suicidal for me to do this, however that’s what was inside me. And I actually wished to say, ‘CBS go f*** yourselves.”
Shortly after, Osbourne issued a public apology, however the community later stated that Osbourne’s combative strategy throughout the present “didn’t align with [its] values for a respectful office.” She resigned quickly afterwards and, Web page Six reported on the time, received a payout worth around $10 million
Within the Fox collection, Osbourne as soon as once more defended Morgan.
“Piers isn’t a racist, has by no means written something that’s racist, has by no means stated something that’s racist,” she stated. “And since you don’t agree with someone, they might be an alien. They might be purple, pink or blue. In the event you don’t agree with them, you don’t agree with them. That’s all.”
She additionally slammed CBS for branding her a racist. “I had this anger inside me for CBS,” Osborne defined. “You’ve planted the seed, now I’ve to reside with this. Trigger when you plant the seed that somebody’s a racist, whether or not you’re otherwise you aren’t, that lives with you.”
The previous host additionally recalled the aftermath of the present, and just lately exclusively told Page Six that she believes a CBS govt organized for her former co-hosts on “The Discuss” to place her by a traumatic on-air ordeal to punish her for being disloyal to the community.
The Fox Nation documentary additionally explores Osbourne’s upbringing within the music enterprise, her early success within the business, her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne and rise to fame.