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 Network when she was accused of racism, in accordance to a brand new docuseries from Fox Nation.
“Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back,” which debuts on Fox News’ streaming service on Sept. 26, reveals Osbourne’s ideas on her profession and her risky departure from CBS the place she co-hosted daytime speak present “The Talk.”
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 obtained slammed for saying he did not “believe a word that comes out of” Markle’s mouth after she mentioned palace insiders had mentioned the pores and skin tone of her then unborn baby — claims that went unchallenged by Winfrey.
Osbourne defended Morgan towards the suggestion that he was a racist on a March 10 present. Things obtained ugly quick after co-hosts Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth instructed that Osborne’s protection of Morgan could itself be racist.
“I wanted to look into the camera and say ‘F–k you, f–k you, f–k you, f–k you, and CBS take that,” Osborne mentioned whereas flipping off the digital camera within the Fox Nation interview.
She continued: “But I could not try this. Can you think about if I’d have achieved that, what it might’ve achieved? It would’ve been suicidal for me to try this, however that is what was inside me. And I truthfully wanted to say, ‘CBS go f*** yourselves.”
Shortly after, Osbourne issued a public apology, however the community later mentioned that Osbourne’s combative strategy throughout the present “did not align with [its] values for a respectful workplace.” She resigned quickly afterwards and, Page Six reported on the time, obtained a payout value round $10 million.
In the Fox sequence, Osbourne as soon as once more defended Morgan.
“Piers isn’t a racist, has never written anything that’s racist, has never said anything that’s racist,” she mentioned. “And because you don’t agree with somebody, they could be an alien. They could be purple, pink or blue. If 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 within me for CBS,” Osborne defined. “You’ve planted the seed, now I have to live with this. Cause once you plant the seed that someone’s a racist, whether you are or you aren’t, that lives with you.”
The former host additionally recalled the aftermath of the present, and not too long ago completely informed Page Six that she believes a CBS government organized for her former co-hosts on “The Talk” to put her by way of 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 trade, her marriage to Ozzy Osbourne and rise to fame.