Piers Morgan's 'true friend' Sharon Osbourne fights with Sheryl Underwood over 'racist' remarks on Meghan Markle

'White people asking to be 'educated' about racism are racist gaslighters who seek to diminish our voices so that they can continue to enjoy the benefits of racism in peace', a tweet read


                            Piers Morgan's 'true friend' Sharon Osbourne fights with Sheryl Underwood over 'racist' remarks on Meghan Markle
Sharon Osbourne told Sheryl Underwood on the show that Piers Morgan was just expressing his opinions about Meghan Markle (CBS)

Sharon Osbourne passionately defended fellow British talk show host Piers Morgan on Wednesday, asking her co-hosts on 'The Talk' to give examples of when the former presenter on CNN and Daily Mail editor had been racist.

Morgan had accused Price Harry and Meghan Markle of damaging the royal family and seeking publicity on their own terms, without accepting the responsibility and scrutiny that come with their position, during their Sunday CBS interview with Oprah Winfrey. He then stormed off the set of 'Good Morning Britain' on Tuesday, following a row with co-host Alex Beresford.

Talking to Sheryl Underwood, her co-host, who was on the verge of tears, Osbourne said that she felt he was just expressing an opinion. "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," Osbourne said. She then dabbed her eyes herself and asked Underwood not to cry, "Because if anyone should be crying, it should be me", proceeding to ask her to 'educate her' about when Morgan had been racist.

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Sharon Osbourne got emotional after defending Piers Morgan (Getty Images)

 

Underwood said that the issue was more about Morgan's tone than his words. "It is not the exact words of racism," said Underwood. "It is the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that, because she is a black woman, and to try and dismiss it or to make it seem less than it is. That's what makes it racist. Right now, I am talking to a woman I believe is my friend. I don't want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist."

Osbourne replied by saying, "I think it's too late. That seed is already sown." Her other co-host, Elaine Welteroth, said that it was a moment to 'stand up for anti-racism'. "When we give passes or give space to people who are saying damaging, harmful things, what we're kind of doing is permissing it," Welteroth explained. "And I think that's what people are reacting to."

Sharon Osbourne is a British-American television personality, entertainment manager, producer, and author (CBS)

 

'Sad, bitter old lady'

Netizens were not happy and decided that Osbourne should be fired. "Sharon Osbourne is a racist. Period. And this clip alone proves it. White people asking to be "educated" about racism are racist gaslighters who seek to diminish our voices so that they can continue to enjoy the benefits of racism in peace," said a tweet. "I'm so sorry for the struggles you've had but I'm glad you're overcoming them everyday and standing up to bullies like Sharon Osbourne. She's an enormous hypocrite and unfortunately just a sad, bitter old lady," said another. "I'm a Barbie girl, living in a plastic world, Sharon Osbourne, plastic is fantastic. The celebrities & A listers coming to support Piers are nothing short of comical," said a Twitter user.



 

 



 

 



 

 

'Brits cut from the same privileged cloth'

A tweet said, "You’re the worst, Sharon Osbourne. You Brits are cut from the same privileged cloth. Taking up for Piers “Manbaby” Morgan after he calls Meghan a liar about being suicidal? I’m glad never watched your show." "It's Sharon Osbourne. She's white. She's a Brit. I'm not surprised," said another. "Call Sharon Osbourne..she probably wants a few million dollars for a interview with Ozzy.." said a netizen.



 

 



 

 



 

 

'Find a new friend, Sheryl'

Many wanted Sheryl to find a new friend. "Sharon Osbourne: “And don’t try and cry. ‘Cause if anyone should be crying, it should be me.” Sheryl Underwood: “But right now, I’m talking to a woman who I believe is my friend.” Sheryl is one of my favorite people. I want her to find a new friend," said a tweet. 

"The Prayer of St Francis has good advice for Sharon Osbourne: “O Master, let me not seek as much...to be understood as to understand...”, said another.



 

 



 

 

'She's always true to herself'

While cancel culture did their bit, some people noted Sharon's authenticity. "When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away. I love Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself. She knew she would get abused by the woke brigade for tweeting this - but did it anyway because it what she believes," said a tweet.

"Sharon Osbourne is a legend! She says it as it is...no matter who is gored! She's the only Brit that has said it as it really is... She says she ashamed of Buckingham palace! They lied that #HarryandMeghan didn't want a title for #Archie," noted another.



 

 



 

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