Sharon Osbourne has ripped the media and slammed cancel culture in a new interview.
Osbourne took aim at CBS while promoting her four-part special on Fox Nation, “Sharon Osbourne: To Hell & Back.”
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.”
On the March 10 episode, Sharon addressed her decision to stand by her longtime friend Morgan, resulting in a blowout fight with co-host Underwood.
Sharon told her co-hosts on the show: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’”
In a new interview with Fox News to promote her new show, Osbourne addressed her departure from “The Talk” and blasted the media’s efforts to “cancel” her and others.
“I don’t regret it at all,” she said.
“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 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.’
“It’s an interesting documentary to watch, it really is.
“They’ll learn a lot,” she said.
“I think that everybody knew the questions and everybody knew the answers.
“I have nothing against anyone except CBS.
“I wouldn’t trust CBS as far as I could throw them.
“People think that this documentary is just about cancel culture.
“It’s of course, there is that in there.
“But it’s also about my life and how I started off in the industry, and my father was in the industry and I kind of feel I’ve lived about three lives.
“So it’s interesting for people who don’t know much about me.
“He was really before his time because he was the first one to own his independent record label,” Osbourne said of her father Don Arden.
“We fell out hugely over money, which everybody always does, and then I started managing people on my own and here I am today.”
According to Fox News:
“Osbourne was terminated from her role as a co-host of CBS’s daytime talk show ‘The Talk’ last year when she defended Piers Morgan amid accusation that he was racist for comments critical of Meghan Markle’s characterization of the British royal family.
“Morgan didn’t believe Markle’s suicide or racism claims in her Oprah Winfrey interview, and Osbourne defended him, but she was promptly accused of ‘giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist’ by co-host Sheryl Underwood.”