Sharon Osbourne has quelled the steady rise of cancel culture after a heated debate on air about race resulted in her suspension and subsequent firing from American show The Talk.
The outspoken TV personality was a panelist on the CBS show, but was blacklisted in the United States after defending Piers Morgan’s right to convict Meghan Markle during a heated discussion with her co-host. Sheryl Underwood.
Sharon, 69, claims she was threatened with death following her suspension, and admits the bitter experience left her through a unique form of therapy.
Speak up: Sharon Osbourne has quelled the steady rise of cancellation culture after a heated debate on the air about race resulted in her suspension and subsequent sacking from The Talk
Recall her being fired by CBS. She told The Times: “They told me, ‘You’re on permanent suspension. We don’t think you’re repentant enough. And we will decide whether you come back or not.”
“And I said, ‘Well, who’s going to make that decision? ” And they said, “We can’t tell you.”
Sharon has become a household name on both sides of the Atlantic thanks to her pioneering MTV reality show The Osbournes, a first-hand look at life inside the sprawling Beverly Hills mansion she shared shared with husband Ozzy, their three children and a pet friend.
An eleventh season on The Talk will follow soon, but she admits every door was slammed in her face after she publicly endorsed Morgan’s right to free speech following the blockbuster interview of Meghan and Prince Harry with Oprah Winfrey.
Controversy: Sharon was blacklisted after defending Piers Morgan’s right to condemn Meghan Markle in heated discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood
CBS statement on Sharon Osbourne leaving The Talk
Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave THE TALK.
The events of the March 10 broadcast upset everyone involved, including those watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts on the March 10 episode was inconsistent with our values of a respectful workplace. Nor did we find any evidence that the CBS executive orchestrated the discussion or blinded any of the hosts.
March 26, 2021
Of the public reaction, she said: ‘They said they were coming in the night, slit my throat, slit Ozzy’s throat, slit my dog’s throat.
‘I said, “I don’t hang out, I don’t do anything.” I can’t stop crying because all I think about is all the things I’ve been through in my life, and now they’re calling me a racist, which is crazy. ‘
The ordeal caused Sharon to undergo months of treatment with ketamine – a class B drug used for dissociative anesthesia, sedation and amnesia.
‘If you’re the type to cram everything [down, ie, suppresses things]“I’m fine, I’m fine,” this drug helps you relax,’ she said of the experience.
‘You’re not completely healed. You can listen, you can talk, but you are very comfortable, and you cannot bury your head in it. It is a medicine of truth. ‘
The British TV personality has previously accused CBS and the show’s producers of hanging her to dry live on air during a tense conversation with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
‘It’s a matter of free speech. It’s pure freedom of expression,’ Sharon told DailyMailTV in September. ‘A journalist friend of mine who wrote something people didn’t like and then did a few crazy things out. there, some thugs go – “you have to be a racist, that’s why you say that” – about my friend Piers. It’s like, come on. ‘
Sharon claims that the seemingly impromptu moment was actually carefully orchestrated by a show moderator who wanted to create controversy and she didn’t know by telling her co-hosts to ask her. now people think she is a racist or not.
Once upon a time: Sharon became a household name thanks to The Osbournes, a first-hand look at life inside the Beverly Hills mansion she shared with husband Ozzy, their children and a bunch of pets
‘They all knew the question and they all knew what was going on. I feel completely betrayed,’ Sharon said. Plus, what made matters worse, was that when Sheryl started crying, Sharon told her to stop.
The sight of a white presenter telling her black colleague not to cry about racist issues, on live television, has no sympathy for the public, the audience, or the network. She asserts, however, that that perception is not reality.
“We had a disagreement and I told her she shouldn’t cry, I should cry and it didn’t go well,” she said. ‘Then during the ad break she wouldn’t talk to me. I begged her to talk to me and she refused, and I basically said, go on your own.
“Leave me 20 minutes on live… on live… unprepared, no production, no idea what was going on,” she recalls shaking her head. ‘Wait, where’s their apology to me? They can cut at any time and are about to take a break from the trade, and why don’t they cut?
She added: ‘I would tell that to any of my friends. When you say it to a friend, it’s different from saying it to someone, a stranger. If you can’t be honest with someone you’ve worked with for 10 years, you don’t have a friendship, and that’s how I see it. ‘
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk