In her first interview since leaving ‘The Talk,’ Sharon Osbourne told Bill Maher she was furious at being labeled a racist and railed against ‘woke’ language that cost the host her job.
Sharon Osbourne didn’t hold back in her first interview since it was announced on Mar. 26 that she would not be returning to The Talk following a Mar. 10 on-air dust-up with co-host Sheryl Underwood, 57. The feisty 68-year-old Brit appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Apr. 16, and told him that she’s “angry and hurt” by what went down, but that she’s a “fighter.” Sharon then said “I’m used to being called names. A racist is one I will not take.” She then railed on cancel culture, saying “I’m doing just fine. What about the people that are cut from the knees down who can’t afford to get lessons now on what’s politically correct? What happens to them? It’s not fair. It isn’t about being a racist. It’s maybe not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day. It changes from day to day what is correct.”
Sharon and Sheryl — who is Black — got into it after Sharon backed up pal Piers Morgan‘s right to say that he didn’t believe all of Meghan Markle‘s claims in her bombshell Mar. 7 Oprah Winfrey interview, and the conversation ended up turning to racial issues. Sharon demanded to know exactly what it was that Piers said that made him a “racist,” after Sheryl said that Piers used “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan.” On Real Time, Bill summarized, “So he was called a racist and lost his job and you were called a racist and lost your job. Do I have it right?” and Sharon told him, “You’ve got it right, that’s exactly how it went.”