Television host Sharon Osborne, who faced criticism for defending a controversial remark by British journalist Pierce Morgan about Megan, the Duchess of Sussex, has been fired by the U.S. Daytime decided to leave “One Talk” on the talk show where he had worked for more than a decade. CBSA said on Friday.
Ms. Osborne is married to musician Ozzy Osborne and began her television career on the Emmy Award-winning reality show “The Osborne” about her family. He faced criticism this month for publicly defending Mr Morgan, after he questioned the account given to Megha Oprah Winfrey about life in Britain’s royal family.
In the interview, Meghan told Ms. Winfrey that members of the political house had disappointed her to seek treatment after expressing confidence she had suicidal thoughts.
Mr Morgan later said on “Good Morning Britain” that he showed a co that he did not trust Meghan’s account. He jumped off the set when a friend knocked him to “trash” Meghan and left the show the next day.
That week, Ms. Osborne, 68, Said on Twitter That she was with Mr. Morgan, a former tabloid editor and CNN host who is a friend of hers.
“People forget that you have been paid for your opinion and you are just telling your truth,” he wrote.
During a subsequent episode of “The Talk,” which aired on March 10, co-host Sheryl Underwood asked Mrs. Osborne about her defense against Mr. Morgan.
“What do you say to people who, when you’re standing next to your friend, make you feel like you’ve given a belief or safe haven to something he or she says is racist, even if you don’t agree?” Ms. Underwood asked.
Ms. Osborne said she felt as if she would be “seated in an electric chair, because I have a friend who many people know is racist.”
“How can I be racist about someone?” She asked during a particularly tense moment in the exchange. “How can I be racist about someone or anything in my life?”
Mrs. Osborne later Posted a statement On Twitter in which he said “I apologize to anyone of color who has offended me and / or anyone who feels embarrassed or left as I said.” She said she “panicked, turned a deaf ear, became defensive and snatched my fear and the horror of accusing me of being racist.”
He added, “Please listen to me when I go that I do not support racism, misconduct or bullying.” About Mr. Morgan “I should be more specific about that in my tweet.”
“Sharon Osborne has decided to leave ‘The Talk’,” CBS said in a statement on Friday. It added that during April 10, its “behavior towards co-hosts was not in line with our values for a respectable workplace.”
Ms. Osborne spokesman Howard Bergman said in an email that he had no comment on his departure from the show.
“The Talk” is a short distance from mid-March. CBS said on Friday that the show would resume airing the original episode on April 12, adding that network officials had “found no evidence to have led the discussion or blinded any of the hosts.”
But the network said it was responsible for what happened during the March 10 broadcast because Ms Osborne and her co-hosts were “not prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion properly related to the race.”