SHARON OSBOURNE On Racist Accusations: ‘I’ve Been Set Up’

Sharon Osbourne

As previously reported, Sharon Osbourne‘s talk show, The Talk is currently on hiatus after an on-air argument between Ozzy‘s wife and manager and her co-host Sheryl Underwood over a discussion on whether comments made by Piers Morgan were racist.

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.

In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Osbourne says that she felt she’d been set up by CBS executives. She referred to a pact the panelists allegedly made in February after Carrie Ann Inaba caught fellow co-host Elaine Welteroth off guard with a question she had been given by producers.

“I’ve been set up,” Osbourne told Entertainment Tonight. “And I went, like, how dare you all do this to me? I’m your sacrificial lamb.”

“I got too personal with Sheryl. I should never have said [anything] about her tears,” Sharon added. “I should never have dismissed her feelings on national TV. Ever. But I said it, I have to own it.”

Shortly after the show aired, Osbourne issued an apology to “anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said.”