Sharon Osbourne calls Prince Harry ‘poster boy of white privilege’ and defends Piers Morgan |
Written by KingCnote on April 19, 2021
Sharon Osbourne sat down for her first interview following her forced exit from The Talk after defending Piers Morgan over his Meghan Markle comments and called Prince Harry the ‘poster boy’ of ‘white privilege.’
The furious talk show star appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday where she hit out at claims she was ‘racist’ and slammed ‘woke culture’ for cancelling anyone who couldn’t keep up with changing ‘acceptable’ language.
‘I’m angry. I’m hurt,’ Osbourne said when asked about the scandal that saw her leave her show on March 26, after 11 years.
‘I’ve been called so many things in my life. I am so used to be called names. But a racist is one I will not take,’ she said.
The scandal began in the wake of Prince Harry and Meghan’s explosive interview with Oprah, where they both claimed Meghan experienced racism as a royal and even felt suicidal.
Morgan had said after the interview: ‘I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she said, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report.’
DailyMail.com’s editor-at-large left his role as host of ITV’s Good Morning Britain on March 9, after refusing to back down on his comments.
Osbourne, 68, leapt to Morgan’s defense on The Talk the next day, saying she supports her friend ‘for his freedom of speech’. The comment lead to a tense exchange with co-host Sheryl Underwood and eventually lead to the ousting of Osbourne and a flurry of claims from her former colleagues about alleged racism.
Sharon Osbourne has broken her silence since her forced exit from her show The Talk after defending Piers Morgan amid his own forced exit
During the interview, Maher confronted Osbourne about accusations that she used derogatory language about some former The Talk co-hosts.
‘We don’t condone any bad language anywhere but I’m just saying, first of all, we’re talking about four ladies,’ said Maher. ‘I know that men are dogs.’
‘And we’re b—-es,’ shot back Osbourne. ‘And that’s the way it goes, that’s the way it goes. We’ll go, “Jesus, did you see what she was just wearing?” And then you go, “Oh hi, you look great.” You know, we’re b*****s and that’s the way it is. And this has brought it all out.’
Osbourne, 68, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday where she repeatedly told the host that she is ‘fine’ and a fighter’
Osbourne then told Maher she had ‘never’ used language alleged by former co-host Leah Remini, who claimed Osbourne said Julie Chen was a ‘wonton’ and ‘slanty eyes’ and called Sara Gilbert a ‘p***y licker’ and ‘fish eater.’
Osbourne said those kinds of offensive slurs were ‘not in my vocabulary.’
‘It’s disgruntled ladies,’ she said.
Maher prompted Osbourne to respond to criticism she has received branding her a racist for defending Morgan
Osbourne said she has ‘been called so many things’ in her life but that ‘racist is one I will not take’
Osbourne then appeared to defend the royal family from Markle’s accusations but noting that the Queen is ‘from a different generation’
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