Osbourne went on to lament, “I’ve been called so many things in my life, I am so used to being called names, but a ‘racist’ is one I will not take.” (Watch the alternate under.)
Osbourne’s one-on-one with Maher got here 4 days after The Discuss returned to CBS’ airwaves (sans Osbourne) after a month-long, controversy-filled hiatus. Addressing viewers straight on the high of Monday’s first present again, Discuss co-host Sheryl Underwood confirmed the present’s casting shake-up, earlier than presiding over an hour-long dialogue in regards to the March 10 episode that led to Osbourne’s departure.
In that now-infamous episode, the internet hosting panel had been discussing whether or not British TV character Piers Morgan’s feedback about Meghan Markle have been racist. Osbourne was very vocal, each in her protection of Morgan and in her obvious fear that she can be thought-about racist for providing her assist. At a number of factors within the heated dialog, Osbourne spoke over Underwood, which led to social media posts criticizing Osbourne’s habits.
Osbourne posted a public apology the following day, tweeting that she felt “panicked” and “blindsided” that folks would possibly assume she was racist, so she “got defensive and allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over. There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast! I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us and will continue to learn, listen and do better.”
Following an inside overview of the incident, CBS introduced on March 26 that Osbourne “has decided to leave The Talk,” including that Osbourne’s habits “toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”