Sharon Osbourne fired back at newly demoted CNN anchor Don Lemon, slamming the network’s new morning man as “ignorant.”
She has a new show called “Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back” streaming on Fox Nation where she settles some scores.
The series covers her messy 2021 exit from CBS’s “The Talk.”
In March, CBS announced that Osbourne had quit “The Talk” after her on-air fight with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
Osbourne was accused of making “racially insensitive” comments while defending Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle.
Morgan was accused of making “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan Markle” after he highlighted several false claims she made during her infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.
However, neither Osbourne nor Morgan mentioned Markle’s race or used any language that made “racial implications.”
Osbourne says Lemon was among the mob behind the media’s cancel campaign against her.
“He turned against me,” Osbourne said of Lemon.
“He never called for a quote.
“He never called for his statement, and he turned against me.
“And I was a big fan of his.
“He used to do the New Year’s Eve show, and he would get drunk and he’d be in clubs, and I thought he was a hoot.
“I really did. But, I just thought, ‘How ignorant of you not to ask the other side,’ because that’s your job!
“That’s what you’re meant to do.
“So, I thought, ‘I’m not watching you on New Year’s Eve again.’”
"That was so disturbing on so many levels," says Jemele Hill, reacting to "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne's remarks about racism and her support for Piers Morgan after his controversial comments about Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex. https://t.co/FcaJxfFfMy pic.twitter.com/WyKBZc42pY
— Don Lemon Tonight (@DonLemonTonight) March 16, 2021
Osbourne said she has no regrets about losing her job at CBS and is happy to have landed at Fox Nation.
“I don’t regret it at all,” she said about standing up Piers Morgan against the “woke” mob.
“Piers is not a racist, never has said anything racist, never written anything that you could consider racist.
“It’s not in him, and I’ve known him for 30 years.”
“I honestly think that CBS, because the world loved the interview, and it was Piers Morgan who said, ‘Hold on here, there are 17 lies that’s been told – it’s one-sided,’” Osbourne said of Piers calling out Meghan Markle.
“I didn’t agree with everything Piers said, but I still agreed he had the right to say whatever he wanted.
“I know myself that if Jack had taken this project anywhere else, they wouldn’t have taken it because people were very afraid to deal with somebody that’s been canceled.
“They are very afraid.
“Everybody walks on eggshell, everybody wants to be politically correct, and they just don’t want to deal with you. Fox said, ‘We have no problem.’
“I have nothing against anyone except CBS.
“I wouldn’t trust CBS as far as I could throw them.”
According to Fox News, Lemon covered the ordeal on his primetime show and said he was “enraged” by Osbourne telling co-host Sheryl Underwood not to cry during a heated conversation.
Lemon then brought on far-left former ESPN host Jemele Hill, who said “Osbourne had a full-on temper tantrum” while the duo lectured her on race.
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— Steve Harvey Radio (@SteveHarveyFM) March 18, 2021