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Ahead of Sharon Osbourne getting fired from The Talk last week, Sharon’s friend Cyndi Lauper came out in support of her. Cyndi said she doesn’t believe Sharon is racist. White people declaring other white people aren’t racist is not a good look. It’s rumored that Sharon received a $5 – $10 million pay out to leave The Talk. And allegedly Sharon believes that Gayle King worked behind the scenes to get her fired to protect her (Gayle’s) relationship with Harry and Meghan.
Despite the fact that Sharon’s public demise is literally her fault, Sharon is refusing to go away quietly. Now Sharon is using her family to defend her vileness. According to her friends and family, Sharon is bitterly unhappy about being let go from The Talk , because she is a champion of “not holding back” and “freedom of speech” (eye roll). Sharon is still more upset that she was called racist than she is about being racist. Here’s what sources had to say to Us Weekly:
“Sharon is bitterly disappointed at how it all played out,” a source exclusively reveals in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now. “Her whole career has been based on not holding back, speaking her mind and championing free speech — so to be classified or perceived as a bigot or a racist is a sickening scenario and an utter nightmare for her, especially since she insists up and down it’s all a pack of lies and that’s the last thing she is.”
During this time, the Extreme author, 68, has been “trying to see all the positives” and surround herself with her many allies, most of whom are telling her she’ll “bounce back 10 times stronger.”
The insider adds, “Her family is supporting her too and it tears them all apart seeing her suffer like this. They think it’s a big stitch-up and she’s been hung out to dry for something she hasn’t done or believed in.”
“She knows some people will now hate her forever no matter what, plus in many respects, she’ll have to start from scratch once the whole mess dies down,” the source continues. “She’s decided to take a breather for a while and see where the chips fall once the dust settles. In the meantime, she’s distraught and angry, trying to digest this tornado that’s come from nowhere and turned her life upside down.”
I find it ironic that Sharon is having the same experience as Meghan, a person she felt should be quiet and take the abuse. The difference is, Meghan hadn’t done anything wrong. Whereas Sharon went full out Karen on live television for the world to see and she is over here acting like someone did HER dirty. Nah, Sharon, you get to sit in that corner you built and eat your food.
Perhaps Sharon and her “allies” will finally understand why the daily attacks that Piers Morgan and the British press were deploying against Meghan were so horrifying and driving Meghan to consider suicide. Sharon owes Meghan, Sheryl and Elaine an apology for her behavior and her support of a racist misogynist. I tend to be a more compassionate person but I am just unable to muster much for this situation. I have been watching Meghan get vilified for five years because she had the audacity to fall in love with Harry. And in that time I have watched Sharon be the British press’s mouthpiece in America, constantly attacking Meghan and making racist comments about her. If the rumors are true that Sharon got a hefty pay out, she should be happy and move the f*ck on because most of us don’t get to land on our feet like that.
Sharon feeling distraught and angry is only a smidgeon of the emotions that Black women experience daily for most of our lives. White women like her dump all over us and demand that we don’t express our frustrations while expecting us to cater to them. All Sharon had to do was sit back and listen and learn. Instead, she deployed the most vile plays from the white fragility playbook. So Sharon can stew in her white tears and take her “allies” and family with her.