Sharon Osbourne got fired by CBS, The Talk will be back without her on April 12th

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The Talk has been on hiatus for the last two weeks since Sharon “I am not Racist” Osbourne decided to go full Karen on her co-host Sheryl Underwood. The hiatus was meant to give CBS time to investigate allegations of racial insensitivity and a hostile work environment. Late on Friday, CBS reported that Sharon was let go and will not be returning when The Talk begins airing again on April 12th. According to the Daily Mail, Sharon will be suing CBS for wrongful termination because, you know, she’s the real victim here (internal scream and eye roll). Below are few more details about the story from Deadline:

Having completed a probe into the heated March 10 discussion about race on The Talk, which triggered the controversy, CBS just put out a statement saying that Osbourne made the decision to depart the show. The network also said The Talk, which was put on hiatus on March 12 in the immediate aftermath of Osbourne’s on-air outburst, will be back on April 12.

Here is the statement in full:

The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. 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.

At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.

During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.

After 11 seasons, Osbourne was the last original Talk co-host to remain on the series. The Talk premiered in 2010 with the famed rock manager, The King of Queens star Leah Remini, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Holly Robinson Peete.

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First of all, pahaha. Second, Sharon suing CBS is absolutely rich because I promise you CBS has been collecting receipts on the complaints against Sharon for being racially insensitive. In fact, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete said that they were fired after Sharon said they were too “ghetto” for the show. I am sure that comment is just the tip of the iceberg for the f*ckery Karen has gotten away with over the last decade. I still hold CBS accountable for allowing Sharon’s behavior to persist. But better late than never.

When I was watching E!’s Nightly Pop on March 11, Nina Parker said that they found out what Sharon was saying when she was being bleeped out in the live version of the show. Sharon stated that, “I’m a f******* Jew, OK? How can I be racist about anybody?” Karen can sue CBS all she wants, she will lose. Now Sharon can return home to bitter island, perhaps to start a show on the new Murdoch channel with her friend Piers Morgan. Perhaps they can spend an hour each day b*tching about how that biracial American actress ruined their entitled little lives. As far as I am concerned, America has enough racists to deal with, we don’t need to import any.

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  1. milliemollie says:

    Muahahahaha, I love this song.

  2. Belli says:

    Not her actions having consequences?! The horror!

  3. Seraphina says:

    My favorite: America has enough racists, we don’t need to import any 👍
    Let’s also add: and give them a platform to spread their nastiness.
    I hold CBS accountable as well.
    Lastly, she always looks so smug. I know there are many pics of her and these are selected, but damn, she does have very many pics with the same smug a$$ grin.

  4. Stacy Dresden says:

    Nelson points at racist ghoul Sharon and says Ha HAAAA

  5. hindulovegod says:

    My fervent hope is that Sharon’s frivolous lawsuit dredges up evidence for those who were victimized by her and lost their jobs as a result of her illegal workplace harassment.

  6. Linda says:

    I have never liked this foul mouthed, low life woman. I don’t doubt for a minute that she has used racist descriptions for people.

    • Seraphina says:

      I still cannot digest the fact she called people some of the names she did. Money cannot buy class or human decency.

  7. Oh_Hey says:

    Good. Back to salty white folk isle.
    The only thing I’m miffed about is that everyone else gets a forced vacay because of her. I hope they’re getting paid through this and that Sharon, who is the actual problem, also has to go through anti-racism training to get her exit check.

    • cassandra says:

      Yeah, I’ve become a bit of an Amanda Kloots Stan and all of this had me concerned for her

  8. Amy Bee says:

    Bye Sharon!

  9. Myra says:

    Gooooooood!!!!! I won’t stoop so low as the people she was defending to say “Go back to your own country!!!” but I’m sure she would be welcomed as a free speech freedom fighter if she did.

    • Anastasia says:

      Is it ironic that we can tell her to go back to her own country? We don’t need any more racists

      • Myra says:

        Honestly, she should. Her compassion for toxic misogynists will be better appreciated there.

  10. Lucy2 says:

    Good. Finally.

  11. Merricat says:

    I predict the lawsuit with be dismissed for lack of evidence. Also, the tone and timbre of her voice would peel the varnish off wood.

  12. Tiffany says:

    I still believe they were trying to save her job but she just refuse to sit down, be quiet, take the lumps and regroup.

    That is why she was fired. She just refuse to shut up and listen.

  13. Becks1 says:

    I’m seeing headlines and tweets about her being fired for defending Piers Morgan – and I’m like, no. that’s not why she was fired. She was fired for being racist towards her co-host, with her white woman tears, and because she also apparently has a long history of being racist. Like, to me the question isnt why is she fired now. It’s how was she not fired ages ago for some of those comments?!?!?

    • Seraphina says:

      Becks1, Agreed 100% with all you said. It’s like her supporters are saying, let’s deflect from the vile nastiness of her comments to making it about defending PM. NOOOOOO, we aren’t that simple minded. She should be held accountable and not have the platform she has – she is not a good custodian of it.

  14. whateveryousay says:

    What a ridiculous woman. She’s going to end up getting some lawsuits filed against her for toxic work environment.

  15. Sandra says:

    Cool. I still don’t understand why everyone employed by this show had to temporarily lose their jobs because of this one woman. Cute that they’re mentioning “this week’s hiatus” when this show has been off the air since Sharon vomited out garbage on air. In what other work environment does this happen? Where everything just stops because of one a-hole who needs to be fired?

    • yeperz says:

      NOW i might watch the Talk. Honestly avoided any project she’d been on- calling Leah Remini “ghetto” w the Cockney-ist of accents?? Excuse me no and good bye

  16. equality says:

    She and Piers need to go back to kindergarten level and be trained how to play nicely and share. A refresher course in just basic manners would be good. They need to learn not to interrupt when others are speaking, to listen politely and disagree with courtesy. I hope this is a sign that the world is getting tired of this type of “let me tell you how to think while I rant and rave” type television.

  17. KS says:

    What amazes me is so many people see racism as an overt act of hate. They completely dismiss the microaggressions and covert behaviors that are inherently racist.

    What’s worse is the past year so many people have tried to explain that and instead of being met with open minds, people got more defensive.

    Sharon is no exception here.

    • Betsy says:

      I find that curious, too, that unless you’re yelling the n word at someone and burning a cross, you’re not racist? I guess that’s why so many delicate flowers take umbrage at being called racist. They think no matter what they’re saying or doing, if it’s not something overt like those two things, it doesn’t count?

    • Case says:

      A lot of white people fail to understand that we’ve been brought up in and benefited from an inherently racist society with racist institutions. Unless we’ve actually read extensively on anti-racist teachings, we’re racist in one way or another, because we all have things to unlearn!

    • Emily_C says:

      This is all very true.

      However, I don’t think it’s true about Sharon Osbourne. She was incredibly overt. Have you seen what she called people? And she harassed people to do it. So yes, there’s covert racism and microaggressions, but Sharon was as overt and macroaggressive as you can get without physical violence.

  18. iconoclast59 says:

    “As far as I am concerned, America has enough racists to deal with, we don’t need to import any.”

    Amen, sister! But I’m not heartened by this statement from CBS:

    “…we…are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.”

    Why do you have to be *prepared* for a conversation about race? If you’re a decent person, you know what and what not to say. What, they want to “prepare” the hosts so they can make up some fake b*llsh*t; i.e., lie?

    • Betsy says:

      Sheryl seemed prepared, and seemed prepared to listen, too.

      Sharon just seemed prepared to yell and get faux mad.

  19. Case says:

    Good! Anyone who behaves that way at work would get fired. Sharon should be no exception.

  20. Lily says:

    Sharon is just a Karen in disguise.

    • MsIam says:

      Karen Osborne, lol. And what’s up with that face she’s making in that group pic? Could she look anymore smug and awful? Yeesh!

  21. Stelly says:

    Haha! I’m thinking about the absolute f-bomb laden meltdown she probably had when they finally fired her.

  22. alibeebee says:

    oh and as a Jewish woman … I will speak for the Jewish people …. WE DONT CLAIM YOU .. go back under the rock you crawled out from …

  23. Courtney B says:

    We really need to rename a Karen a Sharon or a Marjorie or something.

  24. Amelie says:

    Thank you to Meghan, Oprah, and Harry for getting Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne off our TV screens. Also for making me aware of Alex Beresford as I don’t live in the UK and don’t watch their morning shows. I know that wasn’t the intent of the interview, getting racist white TV presenters fired from their shows but it’s one of those amazing things you never could have predicted before the interview aired. I know Piers and Sharon will probably get jobs elsewhere (like maybe a radio show or podcast) but at least this shows to them they can’t just say whatever they want however they want whenever they want. Actions have consequences! Who would have thought?

  25. L4frimaire says:

    I heard a podcast with Yashir Ali on it, who broke down this whole story and knew about Sharon’s bullying, bigoted behavior for years from sources. CBS let her get away with a lot over the years, and no way would a woman of color be able to behave that way and still have a job. The fact that she exposed to everyone her nasty BS in order to defend triple-chinned Piers Morgan, abusive stalker, is both sad and laughable. They didn’t fire her for her outburst, they fired her when her anti-Asian and homophobic comments were leaked. How could she go back on the air after that came out.

  26. lelbit says:

    I think it’s time for sharon to leave but remember there were rumors that sharon and cheryl had something to do with Marie Osmond leaving. I don’t trust cheryl either. By the way you really
    think CBS is going to take any blame in anything. NO….i believe they asked Sharon questions regarding Piers but it’s how she handled it that was wrong.

  27. Liz version 700 says:

    💯 agree! Karen needs to go home and let us deal with our home grown racists!

  28. boyd says:

    There are so many people in Hollywood desperate for work, they’ll find someone in a second.
    She dropped the F bomb 3 times and made it a hostile workplace. I can’t yell scream drop F bombs at my supervisors and co-workers then cry you can’t fire me because I have free speech.

  29. boyd says:

    Listen to the comedian Amanda Seales on Osborne.. These Piers Morgan types have no clue how overmatched they are against Amanda. The surely would take Amanda’s free speech away.

  30. Juniper says:

    This is a woman who poops in a bag and sends it to people with whom she disagrees. She’s so trashy.

    • boyd says:

      huh, where did you hear that?

      • Robin says:

        I remember a story about that and thought it was a one off, which would be bad enough, but she is apparently still sending boxes of it through the post to journalists who annoy her or critics of her and her family. I think she’s got to a limit with her personality where she can’t turn it around. All she is left with is making out she delights in being this disgusting and trashy.

    • Emily_C says:

      She married a guy who bites the heads off bats.

  31. Wrin says:

    I would like to have seen a different resolution, one where a platform of healing could take place. Of course, all of the women would have to consent to be on board because it wouldn’t be genuine if it was forced. I believe that more would have been gained from a platform where real, honest conversations were had and an understanding gained than just canceling Sharon. I believe there could have been another way.

    • Lola says:

      Sharon is still 100% defensive mode, I don’t think she’s anywhere close to a willingness to acquire understanding.

    • MsIam says:

      How can there be healing when one person feels they have done nothing wrong? Sharon is just like Piers, refusing to acknowledge her part in this and claiming to be a victim. When you have a bee sting, the first thing you do is remove the stinger so it doesn’t keep pumping in poison. If you leave in there it just gets worse.

    • Emily_C says:

      I wouldn’t feel like “healing” with a woman who called me the things Sharon called people. If she went and healed by herself and then seriously changed and apologized, that would be good. But it’s not the job of her victims to participate in that.

  32. Lola says:

    I feel like Sharon is a type of woman I’ve known all my life. Tolerates and swallows so much disrespect and degradation from her husband, for decades. Curdles in that while insisting everything is fine and great, and just turns into the most nasty hateful bully who attacks other women. Puts up a “tough,” “don’t fuck with me” false front while allowing herself to be subjected to constant degradation at home. It’s a strange, very fucked up psychological type.

  33. Golly Gee says:

    According to the press release, Osborne made the decision to leave the show. How can she sue CBS if it was her decision?
    So obviously it was not her decision, but CBS still gave her a gracious out instead of stating that they fired her. In spite of her behavior, she is still being coddled and treated with kid gloves.