Ozzy Osbourne supports wife Sharon after her exit from ‘The Talk’ amid racism row: 'I can't f**king hear you'
The 72-year-old singer shared a picture of him with the former ‘The Talk’ co-host on Instagram and wrote, 'I can’t f**king hear you! #TeamSharon'
It seems Ozzy Osbourne is not bothered by accusations of "racism" his wife Sharon Osbourne is facing as he showed his support to her publicly through a social media post. The 72-year-old singer shared a picture of him with the former ‘The Talk’ co-host on Instagram and wrote, “I can’t f*cking hear you! #TeamSharon.”
The post came a few days after Sharon had to leave the show, but not without a $10 million payout while ensuring she does not have a non-disclosure agreement stopping her from spilling the beans when the time is right. An insider earlier said, “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show].” Another source added, “Sharon will talk when she is ready. She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.”
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In past weeks, the 68-year-old British-American television personality was all over the news after her March 10 episode of ‘The Talk’, where she defended Piers Morgan's insensitive comments about Meghan Markle.
Morgan had accused the former ‘Suits’ star of lying when she claimed during the March 7 Oprah Winfrey interview that she suffered depression and had suicidal thoughts while living inside the Palace. The former co-host of ‘Good Morning Britain’ faced huge backlash for his comments, but Sharon came out in support of him. She tweeted, “@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
She also went on to argue with her co-host and comedian Sheryl Underwood on-air. Sharon told an emotional Underwood, “I know he [Morgan] has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech.”
Though, she later released a statement apologizing for her behavior by writing, “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry. I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over. There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast!!"
It did not help her as more accusations against her started coming in.
Sharon was accused by her co-host Holly Robinson Peete, who claimed that she called her “too ghetto” to work on ‘The Talk’, which includes a panel discussing current events, pop culture, family, celebrity, and trending topics of the day. Peete also blamed Sharon for quitting her job as she tweeted, “I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too 'ghetto' for #theTalk... then I was gone. I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co-host who remained calm & respectful because...she HAD to.”
Eventually, it was also found that Sharon in the past had referred to her ex-Chinese American co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes", and called another co-host Sara Gilbert as "p***y licker" and "fish eater." She also branded Iranian-American talent agent Renee Tab as "persian carpet c**t" and falsely accused her of unlawfully taking jewelry.