Sharon Osbourne has been fired / quit from “The Talk.”
CBS announced Friday Sharon ‘decided to quit” after her recent on-air feud with co-host Sheryl Underwood. On the 10th March episode when Sharon defended her racist friend Piers Morgan against claims his coverage of Meghan, Duchess Of Sussex.
The argument left Sheryl in tears and started a network investigation into multiple allegations Sharon had made racist remarks over the years to co-workers.
Multiple sources, including Sharon’s former co-host Leah Remini, told Yashar Ali that Sharon “would frequently refer to then-co-host Julie Chen, who is Chinese American, as ‘wonton’ and ‘slanty eyes.’” According to the same sources, Sharon referred to her out lesbian co-host Sara Gilbert as “‘p*ssy licker’ and ‘fish eater.’” Leah told Yasher, “Coming from Scientology, where racism, bullying and bigotry is taught, I had to unlearn a lot. I’m still learning and hopefully evolving. I can’t say that Sharon has focused on the work she needs to do.” Yashar’s story goes on to say Sharon’s past racist comments about the Duchess Of Sussex, including saying “She ain’t Black!” and “She doesn’t look Black” on a 2018 episode of The Talk.
Sharon eventually posted an apology, but it wasn’t enough to fix all the damage.
CBS says Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
“The Talk” went on hiatus last week and CBS says it has been using the time off to have workshops and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for hosts, producers and crew.
The Talk returns on the 12th April.