Former THE TALK Host Sharon Osbourne on TV and Cancel Culture: ‘It’s Not A Safe Place To Be’
By Movieguide® Staff
Former THE TALK host Sharon Osbourne recently opened up about why she will never return to TV.
Osbourne, also known for the reality TV show THE OSBOURNES, initially left THE TALK after she faced accusations of racism.
“Right now, it’s not a safe place to be. Because the slightest thing, the slightest word and you’ve [ticked] off half the nation,” Osbourne told the DailyMailTV. “I don’t want to put myself up for that grief, I really don’t.”
The controversy arose after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s interview with Oprah Winfrey regarding the royal family. Co-host Sheryl Underwood expressed her disagreement with Osbourne over her support of Piers Morgan.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home,” CBS noted in an official statement. “As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
Osbourne’s daughter, Kelly, later came to her mother’s defense.
Several celebrities have weighed in on the detriments of cancel culture.
“I think cancel culture is creating more problems than it solves. It’s like trolling. It’s like a giant mile-long net and you’re catching a lot of people, many of them deserve it and a few of them, more than a few, who don’t. Or they don’t’ deserve to have their careers and their lives destroyed,” said Alec Baldwin.
Sharon Stone said, “I think cancel culture is the stupidest thing I have ever seen happen. I think when people say things that they feel and mean, and it’s offensive to you, it’s a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn and grow and understand each other. We all come from different ages, different cultures, different backgrounds, different things, and have had different experiences, different traumas, different upbringings, different parents, different religious backgrounds, different everything. Give people an opportunity to discuss things before you wipe out their entire person over a statement or a comment or a misunderstanding.”