‘The Talk’ goes on hiatus after heated segment about Sharon Osbourne’s defense of Piers Morgan

‘The Talk’ goes on hiatus after heated segment about Sharon Osbourne’s defense of Piers Morgan
‘The Talk’ goes on hiatus after heated segment about Sharon Osbourne’s defense of Piers Morgan

The host of CBS's "The Talk" will remain silent for the next few days after a CBS spokeswoman's internal review of a heated exchange between the two co-hosts about British personality Piers Morgan.

Sharon Osbourne, reality star and wife Ozor Osbourne, and comedian Sheryl Underwood on Wednesday began to discuss racism and Morgan's intense criticism of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

When Underwood asks his friend Morgan about Osbourne, when Underwood accuses Meghan of brutalizing her with a racial undertaking.

"What would you say to people who might make you feel that while standing by your friend, it appears that you give recognition or safe haven to something that is racist, even if you don't agree , "Underwood said.

Osbourne asked Underwood to clarify racist comments from Morgan, saying he felt as if he was being put in an "electric chair" because a friend thinks he is racist. Her obscenity-riddled rebuttal shocked co-host Ellen Welteroth, who quickly sat down in her chair.

Osbourne then asked, "How can I be racist with anyone or anything in my life?" How can I do? ”He asked, a black woman turning her head at Underwood.

Underwood, who was anchoring the show that day, turned to the camera and tried to argue for a commercial break, but Osbourne continued to blink with a backlash, largely indecent due to the torn language. Was.

Osbourne's behavior retreated from the audience, believing that she was weaponizing her privilege as a white woman to silence a woman of color.

"These are not the exact words of racism. This is its implication and reaction, ”Underwood said calmly. She said, "She does not want to explore it because she is a black woman and tries to dismiss what it is." Which makes it racist. "

Underwood told Osbourne that he considered her a friend and did not want the audience to feel that Osbourne was racist, but the British host dashed on her feelings, while he appeared to wipe tears.

CBS said in a statement that it is committed to a "diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace" and Wednesday's episode is being watched practically.

Osbourne issued an apology to viewers on Friday, who were offended by his actions.

"I panicked, felt blind, got defensive and allowed my fear and terror to accuse me of being racist," she said.

In a Saturday podcast episode of "Sheryl Underwood Radio", Underwood clarified her opinion, which was that the British press is not "overt" in its racism. Instead, Underwood argued, racism is "secret", and is evidenced by the use of phrases such as "straight outta Compton" or "foreigner" when referring to black people.

On a heated exchange with his co-host, Underwood said it is water under the bridge.

“I felt that I was talking with colleagues. I felt we were having a wonderful conversation that did not go so well, ”she said, stating that she was not making any complaints against Osbourne and that she had apologized to him after the show. "I was already forgiven for saying this."

Correction: An earlier version of this story misquoted Elaine Welteroth's maiden name. This story has been corrected.

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