Sharon Osbourne takes savage dig at newly-axed US talk show after falling victim to cancel culture

Sharon Osbourne takes savage dig at newly-axed US talk show after falling victim to cancel culture

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Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 23/05/2024

- 19:13

Updated: 23/05/2024

- 19:40

The TV personality left The Talk in 2021 over her views

Sharon Osbourne hasn't held back in her thoughts about The Talk's cancellation after she was axed from the US chat show in 2021.

Osbourne, 71, was part of CBS' The Talk from 2010 until she was booted from the show for her support of Piers Morgan following his remarks about Meghan Markle.

The former X-Factor star has now made a dig at the show, which has recently been axed.

Last month, it was announced the 15th season of the show would be its last, and Osbourne was quick to admit she thought it would have been cancelled sooner.

In a conversation on the former America's Got Talent judge's podcast with her family, The Osbournes, the reality stars talked about the "worst, stupidest, most dumb thing" they've said publicly.

After Osbourne's daughter Kelly, 39, discussed a blunder she'd made on The View, her brother Jack, 38, quickly pointed out: "Speaking of shows such as The View, The f***ing Talk’s got cancelled. That didn’t take long."

Sharon Osbourne

Osbourne left The Talk after supporting Piers Morgan publicly


"It took longer than I thought," Osbourne swiped before adding: "Even though they were losing money on it, because the advertising was down because they were losing viewers, they were propping it up."

Both Osbourne and her son expressed sympathy to the crew, but mother-of-two pointed out they all got "a good heads up" about the axe.

Her former rocker husband Ozzy, 75, added: "It was a good memory mostly," which Sharon agreed with.

The TV personality left her panel role on The Talk after getting into a row with former co-host Sheryl Underwood following Morgan’s sensational departure from Good Morning Britain over his refusal to apologise for his views on Markle.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Sharon admitted she thought The Talk would be axed sooner


Comedian Underwood asked Osbourne: “What would you say to people who may feel that, while you’re standing by your friend, it appears that you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”

“I feel even like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist so that makes me a racist,” the former X Factor judge argued.

During the live show, she demanded her co-star give examples of how Morgan was racist, adding: “You tell me where you have heard him say, educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things.”

A statement by the show followed soon after, with a spokesperson saying: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk.

Sharon Osbourne

Osbourne defended Piers Morgan on The Talk


"The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.

“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behaviour toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

Osbourne addressed the incident during her stint on Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year.

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