SHARON OSBOURNE: ‘I’ve Been Called Many Things, But A Racist I Will Not Take’

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Sharon Osbourne appeared on episode of HBO‘s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” where she talked about her exit from the CBS show “The Talk” following her emotional defense of pal Piers Morgan‘s criticism of Meghan Markle.

Osborne defended former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan after Morgan stormed off the set of his morning show, after a fellow host of the show called out Morgan for jumping on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle after their controversial interview with Oprah last Sunday.

“It’s not fair, because it isn’t about being a racist,” Sharon said. “It’s about maybe about not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day, because it changes from day to day.”

“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.”

Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife went on to question Prince Harry‘s own feelings about race and privilege. “You know when they say with white privilege? Right there with Harry. He’s the poster boy. He sits there and says daddy cut him off so he’s not on the wages anymore and he was boo-hooing about it. You can’t feel empathy for that because you are healthy, bright educated young man. You can go do whatever you want to do. Your life is your own.”

On March 12, Sharon posted a public apology tweeting that she felt “panicked” that people might think 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.”