This just in- it would appear that Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has quit CBS’s “The Talk.” Her decision comes after coming under fire in recent weeks for markedly racist comments and possible misconduct.
Osbourne defended Piers Morgan following the UK news anchor’s downright troublesome and offensive meltdown on air, after Oprah‘s interview with Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Windsor.
CBS released a statement confirming Osbourne’s exit from “The Talk,” which she has been a host on for 11 years.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘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 behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.
At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.
During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
No replacement for Mrs. Osbourne has been announced at the time of this publishing.
We’ll keep you appraised.