Sharon Osbourne is walking away from her show ‘The Talk’ after co-hosting for almost 11 years. According to E! News, the statement released by CBS read, “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.”
CBS also said that they were “accountable for what happened during that broadcast. It was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”
They also spoke about where their priorities lie at the moment. They said, “coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew” were important. The statement was concluded by saying, “we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
What was the issue involving Sharon Osbourne?
Right after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s Talk with Oprah Winfrey, Piers Morgan had something to say. “I don’t believe almost anything that comes out of her mouth (Meghan). And I think the damage she’s done to the British monarchy and to the Queen at a time when Prince Philip is lying in hospital is enormous and frankly contemptible. If I have to fall on my sword for expressing an honestly held opinion about Meghan Markle and that diatribe of bilge that she came out within that interview, so be it.”
All this started when Sharon Osbourne announced that she will stand by her friend Piers Morgan despite his racist statements. On March 10th, Sharon’s co-host Sheryl Underwood questioned, “What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by your friend, it appears you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist? Even if you don’t agree.”
Correcting her actions, Sharon Osbourne released her statement on Instagram. She said, “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.”