Sharon Osbourne would be returning to television, partnered with Piers Morgan on a new U.K. series named The Talk.
Nearly a year ago, Sharon was suspended from the U.S.’s CBS show “The Talk” following her emotional defense of pal Morgan‘s criticism of Meghan Markle.
In a brand new interview with the Sunday Times, Sharon reveals how cancel culture impacted her as she eventually parted ways with her longtime daytime talk series amidst public backlash.
“They said to me, ‘You are on permanent suspension. We don’t think that you’re repentant enough,” she said. “And we will decide whether you ever come back.’ And I said, ‘Well, who’s going to make that decision?’ And they said, ‘We can’t tell you.’”
Sharon also claims that she was blacklisted and received death threats for her public backing of Morgan‘s right to free speech. “They were saying they were going to come in the night, cut my throat, cut Ozzy [Osbourne’s] throat, cut my dogs’ throats. I said, ‘I ain’t going out, I ain’t doing anything.’ I just couldn’t stop crying because all I was thinking about was all the things that I’ve gone through in my life, and now they’re calling me a racist. This is insanity.”
Sharon called out some of the hypocrisy that often exists with those shouting the loudest.
She singled out the recent Will Smith-Chris Rock slap incident at the Oscars, saying, “When [Smith] wins [the Best Actor award], everybody stands up. It’s, like, you’re such hypocrites. You’re going to go home and say how disgraceful his behavior was, but you stand up and give him a standing ovation. You know, it’s like I’ve always said, in this industry, if people could make a buck off you… If Hitler were alive today, they would give him a TV show.”