Sharon Osbourne gets death threats for defending Piers Morgan's comments on Meghan Markle, hires security
The TV host’s social media has been bombarded with comments like, 'die and go to hell' and 'I hope Sharon Osbourne gets hit by one last wave of Covid & dies'
After her on-air dispute with co-host Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne reportedly has had to hire her own security as she is receiving death threats. TMZ was told by sources close to the TV host that after defending Piers Morgan and his comments about Meghan Markle on ‘The Talk’, Osbourne has been slammed by people on social media. Not just her, her family, and her dogs have also been targeted.
The 68-year-old’s social media has been bombarded with comments like, “Die and go to hell", “I hope Sharon Osbourne gets hit by one last wave of Covid & dies”, and “F**k Sharon Osbourne, her husband, her momma, them ugly f**kin' kids, the family dog and the b***h that lives next door. She can go die in a fish grease fire”. The level of threat is reportedly so high that Osbourne is getting threats on her personal phone numbers.
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As per reports, the security guards have been placed outside the entertainment manager’s house for all week to prevent any kind of attack or bad incident. For safety and mental peace, Osbourne has also turned off the comment section of her recent Instagram posts.
Earlier, Morgan called Meghan a 'liar' after referring to her racism and suicidal thoughts claims made on Oprah Winfrey's interview. While many slammed him for his harsh remarks, Osbourne took his side and 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 blasted off her co-host Underwood, who was almost in tears, on-air as she stated, “I know he 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.” She also asked the 57-year-old comedian not to cry as she added, “because if anyone should be crying, it should be me".
. @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.— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
While Osbourne later apologized for her words by saying, “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,” before adding, “There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast!!"
Following the heated argument, ‘The Talk’ went on a break while a probe was opened by CBS into the incident. “We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. All matters related to the Wednesday episode of 'The Talk' are currently under internal review,” CBS said in a statement on March 12.
I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too “ghetto” for #theTalk...then I was gone💨— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) March 12, 2021
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🤦🏽♀️ 🤷🏽♀️#fbf https://t.co/7pnCnhM5rf pic.twitter.com/CXR4DzvlEZ
However, this was not the only issue Osbourne was facing currently, on March 12, she was accused by her former co-host Holly Robinson Peete of calling her “too ghetto”. Peete also suggested that because of Osbourne she lost her job on ‘The Talk’ as she tweeted on March 12, “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.”
Peete also showed her support and respect to Underwood in an Instagram post by stating, “Sometimes ...you have to say things with your whole entire chest. Sometimes saying things with your whole chest is your only option. I’ve always been a highroad girl but when I watched what everyone else saw on my former show @thetalkcbs it triggered me and I wanted to speak out. Much respect to Sheryl Underwood who really should’ve been able to express her emotions on TV however she wanted to. It was also not her job to educate a grown woman. I have always felt that ignoring, defending excusing or amplifying racism, bigotry and discrimination is unacceptable. When you know better you are supposed to do better. #isaidwhatisaid 🌹🌹#fridayfeeling #period.”