Yesterday, we reported that Sharon Osbourne was leaving “The Talk” after 11 seasons following the controversy over her defending Piers Morgan from backlash about him criticizing Meghan Markle. Now, Morgan has broken his silence to address her firing.
“What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS,” Morgan tweeted. “Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t.”
What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t. pic.twitter.com/9m4QPEkmD3
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 27, 2021
This came hours after CBS announced that Osbourne would be leaving the daytime talk show.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk,” CBS said in a statement, according to Entertainment Tonight. “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 show runners, 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,” the statement added. “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.”
In an article for U.K.’s Mail on Sunday, Morgan doubled down on his rant against the “woke brigade.”
“What’s happened to Sharon and me in the past fortnight isn’t really about Ms. Markle,” he wrote, adding that it “took real guts” for Osbourne to defend him “knowing it would enrage the ultra-woke crowd in Hollywood where she lives and works.”
“It’s about a far bigger issue than one delusional Duchess, and that’s everyone’s right to be free to express our honestly held opinions, forcefully and passionately if we feel like it,” Morgan continued, going on to say that he doesn’t see himself as a “victim” or “canceled.”
“But if our rights to free speech are denied, then democracy as we know it will die,” he explained. “It’s time to cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture.”