Sharon Osbourne Doubles Down on Defending Piers Morgan, Gets Called Out By Sheryl Underwood

Sharon Osbourne got emotional defending herself for defending her “friend” Piers Morgan during the latest episode of The Talk.

Morgan is under fire for denying Meghan Markle‘s reality and suicidal thoughts. He said, “I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe it if she read me a weather report and that fact that she fired up this onslaught against our royal family, I think is contemptible.” Morgan ended up leaving his morning show after storming off the set while being called out.

Sharon defended him at the time, and she defended him again on the talk show on Wednesday (March 10).

“Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No,” Sharon said. “Because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion…I support him for his freedom of speech, and he’s my friend.”

She continued, “I’m not racist…I don’t care what color or what religion anyone is. Are you a nice person? That’s what I judge you on.”

Her co-host Sheryl Underwood said, “What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by your friend, it appears you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”

Sharon then began getting emotional and said, “I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist? What does it gotta do with me?”

“I will ask you again Sheryl, I’ve been asking you during the break and I’m asking you again, and don’t try and cry cause if anyone should be crying it should be me,” Sharon said.

“Educate me!” Sharon said with tears in her eyes. “Tell me when you have heard him say racist things.”

“It is not the exact words of racism, it’s the implication and the reaction to it,” Sheryl responded. “To not want to address that because she is a Black woman, and to try to dismiss it or to make it seem less than what it is that’s what makes it racist,” Underwood said. “But right now, I’m talking to a woman I believe is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist.”

See how Sharon originally defended her friend Piers Morgan.

Updated: March 11, 2021 — 3:06 pm

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