Sharon Osbourne has insisted she doesn’t “condone racism, misogyny or bullying” after publicly defending Piers Morgan on The Talk earlier this week.
The anchor quit Real Morning Britain on Tuesday amid uproar over his feedback about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, with him sparking outrage and viewer complaints by announcing he doesn’t consider she suffered suicidal suggestions.
Osbourne publicly supported her longtime ideal friend on Twitter, and when she became once requested about her tweet on The Talk earlier this week, she turned defensive and emotional in an intense discussion with co-host Sheryl Underwood.
She has now issued a prolonged assertion apologising for how she handled the conversation.
“I surely maintain continuously been embraced with lots indulge in & reinforce from the black neighborhood & I surely maintain deep admire & indulge in for the black neighborhood,” she wrote. “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I acknowledged, I’m surely sorry. I haunted, felt blindsided, obtained defensive & allowed my terror & scare of being accused of being racist seize over. There are very few issues that damage my coronary heart extra than racism so that you would possibly per chance per chance surely feel related to that spun me rapid! I’m now no longer ideal, I’m aloof learning indulge in the relaxation of us & will continue to be taught, listen and originate better.
“Please hear me after I express I originate now no longer condone racism, misogyny, or bullying… I will continuously reinforce freedom of speech, nevertheless now I look how I unintentionally didn’t invent that positive distinction (with the tweet).”
Morgan became once now no longer up to impressed with Osbourne’s apology and claimed she had been “shamed and bullied” into making a assertion.
“Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism as a result of I don’t consider Meghan Markle’s bullsht,” he tweeted on Friday. “I ask an apology from these @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”