Sharon Osbourne to Sheryl Underwood: ‘Why are you trying to destroy my reputation?’

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Just when you thought this saga was over, Sharon Osbourne comes riding in on her “I’m the victim” tour. Sharon Osbourne, the queen of tone deafness, continues to throw her co-host, Sheryl Underwood, under the bus. Sharon believes that after publicly humiliating Sheryl that she (Sharon) is entitled to apologize to Sheryl over text. Of course Sheryl didn’t see Sharon’s texts as an actual apology and stated on her podcast that Sharon had not apologized to her. Now Sharon thinks that another Black woman is trying to destroy her reputation and career. Sharon is again completely missing the point that her actions are the reason why she has been canceled. Sharon released the texts she sent Sheryl and The Daily Mail has posted them. The first message of course made it about Sharon:

Underwood addressed the drama publicly for the first time in a three-part series on her podcast titled ‘Sharon Walks Away’, in which she claimed Osbourne never apologized to her for the dust-up.

On Tuesday Osbourne debunked that claim by releasing screenshots of the lengthy text messages she sent to Underwood asking to patch things up.

‘I not only sent these messages to Sheryl but I apologized to her in person in her dressing room,’ Osbourne told DailyMail.com.

‘Why are you saying I never apologized Sheryl? What are you trying to do to me?

‘Why are you trying to destroy my reputation? Just be honest. Tell me.’

In the first message dated 7.28pm on March 12 – two days after the on-air row – Osbourne wrote: ‘Sheryl, My heart is heavy and I’m deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Wednesday.

‘I don’t want to lose my true friend over this. Im sorry for telling you to f**k off during break, I’m sorry for accusing you of fake crying while we were live on air and I’m sorry for losing my temper with you.

‘I felt shocked, scared and saddened by what felt like was a blind sided attack. You know me. You know how I’ve always had your back. We’ve outlasted everyone on this show and that’s because we’ve always been a team and had each other’s backs.

‘I consider you a genuine friend. If you want to talk on the phone over the weekend I’m here. Once again from the bottom of my heart I’m sorry.

‘Is there anything You need from me or that I can do to help you heal? Love and respect always – Sharon.’

[From Daily Mail]

At this point I am just completely over Sharon. She will always be a Ms. Anne in my eyes. I just don’t get why Sharon won’t let this situation go. We ALL saw and heard her behavior on national TV. Sharon needs to acknowledge the fact that she deeply wounded Sheryl and Sheryl is under no obligation to respond or accept her apology. In my opinion if someone publicly humiliated me in the same manner in which Sharon did Sheryl, I’d be done with them too. A text message apology and an attempt to apologize in my dressing room would not do either. The apology would have to be just as public as the humiliation.

Unfortunately, the show went on hiatus so Sharon would have only been able to apologize on her Instagram and Twitter. As always Sharon is playing from the White Supremacy, White Fragility handbook. I am hoping that this story finally goes away. I need Sharon to bow out gracefully and own her sh*t. Because not only did Sharon hurt and traumatize Sheryl and Elaine but she also traumatized the millions of Black women who had to watch her treat Sheryl that way. It triggered most of us because we have all been in a situation where we had to placate Ms. Anne despite being abused so that any more harm didn’t come to us. So no, Sharon, you do not get to bully Sheryl again by “exposing” the text message apologies you sent her. No, Sharon, Sheryl is not trying to ruin your reputation, you did that all on your own. You need to sit in the corner and eat that humble pie you have been baking yourself for decades.

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  1. BearcatLawyer says:

    Sharon had a terrible reputation long before this. Sheryl has done nothing to harm it.

    • Killfanora says:

      Yep. Always been a vicious, loud-mouthed old hag. Her and Pier make a perfect couple.

  2. Rapunzel says:

    Amazing how many folks are all “Sheryl lied” and that Sharon sent her a “sincere” apology.

    First, we don’t know that text was actually sent to Sheryl. Second, it’s not sincere as Sharon basically told Sheryl to shut up, and clearly doesn’t value her opinion. Third, Sheryl may not consider a text an apology as it wasn’t face to face or verbal so Sheryl has no idea whether it’s sincere from Sharon.

    Which leads to the question: if Sharon was so sorry, why the hell didn’t she talk to Sheryl? I may send a text, but if I’m sincerely sorry, I’ll call a person with an apology. Why didn’t Sharon? We all know why: she’s not sorry.

  3. Lauren says:

    Why hasn’t she learned how to stfu? The way that she spoke to Sharyl on national television warrants her to beg for forgiveness for a long time, several times and more sincerely than by text messages and in a dressing room. How she spoke to Sharyl was degrading, humiliating ad hurtful especially to someone you consider a friend. Sharon do yourself a favor and really stfu and go back to your stuffy, racist isles and to your friend PM.

  4. Ariel says:

    Also, the text apology- written by a professional, not by Ms O. It was not a sincere apology, it was a cya pr statement, sent so it could be referenced later.

  5. Becks1 says:

    She is under no obligation to accept your apology Sharon! Also, look how “Sharon-focused” the apology is – she’s again centering it on HER pain, on HER being “blind-sided” etc. Sometimes just “I’m sorry, and I was wrong” full stop is sufficient. It doesn’t mean it’s enough for the person you hurt (bc sometimes an apology is not enough), but just say it and then let it go. Don’t make it about you.

    • Watson says:

      This! Sharon is one giant narcissist who cannot center an apology on her victim of abuse. Instead it’s all “Me! Me! Me!” But i guess it tracks since she is also friends with Piers Morgan.

  6. Lizzie Bathory says:

    This is just abusive. I hope Sheryl is okay & has real friends to help her through this.

  7. Watson says:

    Friends generally don’t tell people to fuck off. That’s what’s so insincere to me. She treated her like garbage and had the audacity to claim they are friends. I’ve known people like this in my personal life and Sheryl was correct in that this wasn’t an apology, or a sincere desire to be better. This was her trying to save her ass.

  8. aquarius64 says:

    This witch fired HERSELF from the Talk and she wrecked her reputation herself. Sharon’s crying because she knows her career is over.

  9. Rapunzel says:

    If you really apologized, then you wouldn’t be in a spot where you have to “prove” you apologized.

  10. Steph says:

    She really needs to do talking at this point she just keeps digging her grave deeper and deeper

  11. Merricat says:

    If I offended my friend and was truly sorry, I would drive to her house and apologize.

  12. MissMarierose says:

    I’m not going to click on a link to the Daily Mail, for obvious reasons, so I would like to know where’s the proof that these texts are legitimate and were they confirmed to have been sent to Sheryl’s actual phone number?

  13. osito says:

    “It triggered most of us because we have all been in a situation where we had to placate Ms. Anne despite being abused so that any more harm didn’t come to us.”

    This is so true. Happened to me in a work meeting where someone was attempting to blame me for… not doing their job *for* them I guess? I made a boundary by saying, “No, I can’t fulfill that role as well as my own,” and was dragged into a meeting with my direct supervisor and the co-worker’s direct supervisor and called “mean” and “unprofessional” among other things while I cried from sheer frustration. My supervisor definitely had my back, but the humiliation was so *thorough* that the emotional support didn’t even penetrate. I *still* feel it just thinking about it now. Sheryl Underwood has displayed a lot of grace throughout all of this, and I hope she feels support as her former co-worker rages on.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Imagine blowing up your own career live on television, and then having the nerve to say it’s someone else’s fault.

    Honestly, the less attention paid to this racist, the better.

  15. emmy says:

    This makes me so angry. As a white woman, I have never been in danger or felt threatened because another white woman started fake-crying during an argument or used any of those manipulative tactics like telling people she’s “scared” or “hurt”. But I have been in situations where a calm argument was about to be lost by the other woman and she started weeping. My issue is that truly angers me, I get upset and loud and I look like a bully. So I cannot even begin to imagine what that must be like for Black women and women of color. The rage. My god. Because I can actuallly get upset and while it usually doesn’t end favorably for me, it is also not dangerous for me or my career. Sharon needs to go away and stay away and someone needs to teach her a long overdue lesson. What is her claim to fame? Her husband? Reality TV? GTFO

    • Anna says:

      @emmy Yes, the rightful rage. The hurt. But we can’t show it or we risk even more, not the least of which is being accused of being an “angry Black woman” on top of potential job or financial loss. I have lost money over this kind of thing. But we have to stay calm, at least externally, and be the “bigger person” which is just code for getting s–t on and having no recourse to protect or defend ourselves against it. This is yet another reason for the fact of “weathering” where U.S. Black women are statistically 7-10 years older internally than ww counterparts because of the physical, health-related stress of dealing with racism every moment of every day.

      • emmy says:

        I have stopped even trying to not show anger. Because I can. Because maybe someone will call me names or dislike me or trash talk me but that’s something I can live with. And recently I’ve learned how much of a privilege it actually is to be able to not give a f*ck.

        I’ve been so angry for the last few years because I’ve tried to get the women (all white) at my office to stick together and speak up for ourselves but they are all so meek and scared and don’t even know why! Nothing will happen to them! We are in Germany, you cannot just get fired. But they won’t. So I’m convinced that if they had the chance, they would leave a Black woman and women of color in the dust. Which enrages me further because if we could all just get our head our of our asses and supported our fellow women of all backgrounds, we could rule the damn world. But no, white women seem to love their misery as long as they can punch down? The rage. This is bullsh*t.

      • MM2 says:

        Emmy- You nailed it with the “white women seem to love their misery as long as they can punch down” That sums it up perfectly. Some women are content with being stepped on, as long as they can step on others and aren’t the bottom of the heap in their eyes. It’s crazy that people see the world in this hierarchical way & I’m with you- let’s join each other & flip this apple cart over. I wish I was in that office with you, we’d cause good trouble!

      • emmy says:

        I would love more colleagues to cause good trouble with. :-) We’re about 5 among 60 and that’s just assistants. But you can ignore 5 so that’s that. I’m lucky that I work for a woman who’s just a few years older than I am and who likes me/my work and listens. But she is among 6 female partners out of 100. We’ve decided together to just keep speaking up. We’re very aware that we can do that because we are white, still pretty young among men approaching 60, and not exactly unattractive. I’m very aware of it and try not to emulate my older colleagues who still remember times when a short skirt made the boss happy. Not joking. Half the time I can’t even be mad at them when they tell these stories except then I notice they actually want to go back to those days when they were cute 20-year-olds??? No! I’m not leaving behind a workplace that hasn’t changed for women, women of color, and minorities in general.

        I’m upset today. Sharon Osbourne has upset me. Ugh.

      • Poisonella says:

        Why I got out of hospital nursing! They will actually cry to the Supervisor when things aren’t fair- i.e going their way. Your co-workers will talk Trump love, and how “some people” are lazy- not knowing that your entire family is integrated. The big takeaway for me in this whole mess is that Sharon told Sheryl to fuck off during the break? I did not know that! You don’t say it less you mean it- you say it to me and I’m gone- we’re finished, I have a lot of respect for Sheryl.

  16. Redhead says:

    Maybe Sheryl doesn’t feel it’s a sincere apology. Maybe she sees it as damage control rather than contrition Since Sharon has a history of racist and homophobic remarks. Sheryl is under no obligation to except anything from Sharon.

  17. Melanie P says:

    She has a mean face,,
    There is a saying,
    “we get the faces we deserve” ;)

  18. Renee says:

    This “apology” is akin to a man hitting a woman and then screaming at her “why did you make me do it? Why won’t you forgive me?”
    Just wow, Sharon….you have shown yourself for the world to see. You are an abusive, racist bully whom I pray has seen the last of any fame or attention. Show yourself out. We are done with you.

  19. Anna says:

    Thank you @Oya I appreciate you covering this story for Celebitchy even though I know the emotional and mental toll it takes to cover such things as a Black woman.
    This!!!: “Sheryl is under no obligation to respond or accept her apology.” and “The apology would have to be just as public as the humiliation.”

  20. Sunshine says:

    Someone on black Twitter said Sheryl didn’t get the apology because she has Sharon blocked.
    Seems reasonable to me….

  21. lascivious chicken says:

    Sharon is f*cking stunned she met a problem that she couldn’t solve with screaming and crying. Good riddance!

  22. Cecilia says:

    Sharon sweethart you are destroying your own reputation. Ever heard of consequences? Its what you’re experiencing right now.

  23. GingerSnap says:

    What is this reputation she speaks of? Like I had no respect or regard for her long before this. You can’t ruin what never existed. She’s racist. She needs to recognize it and publicly admit it and work on fixing it. You make a mistake, you own it, you apologize for it, and you go do the work of fixing it. She wants a “reputation?” She needs to build one by modeling how flawed, gross, awful white people can see their own privilege and address it.

  24. Ohreally says:

    She didn’t call. She sent a text after publicly behaving like an petulant toddler (otherwise known as a Karen). Then she goes to the press. If you ever wonder what Black women put up with. This is very familiar, sans the press but the same can be done with chatter circulated. Exhausting. Sheryl is definitely tired.

  25. DS9 says:

    What reputation?

    Old Missy Ann is behaving exactly like she did on the Osbornes.

    Ma’am….

  26. Liz version 700 says:

    It can’t be my fault, where can I find a person of color to blame. Sharon is trash

  27. Emily_C says:

    She insulted tons of women in misogynistic, homophobic, racist, and classist ways. She went for Leah Remini, which is about as dumb as you can get. And she sent poop to people! Reputation? She’s a mean poop-sender who married a man who bites the heads off bats!

  28. L4frimaire says:

    This is such BS from Osbourne. Sheryl does not see this as a sincere apology. She didn’t apologize in person but had no problem humiliating her and talking to her like she was her maid on air, as well as telling her to f*ck off. It’s interesting that she sent those texts two days later, after people mentioned she didn’t apologize to Sheryl. I think she sent those texts to cover her ass, probably at the advice of her lawyer for deniability. This woman is a hot mess, and even before this, was trying to foist he blame for her own poor behavior and ignorance on Sheryl. Also, Sheryl is under zero obligation to accept her text “ apology”. Interesting how she conveniently forgets her homophobia and anti-Asian racism toward previous co-hosts. Nope, all Sheryl’s fault for “ setting her up”. Really? Bitch couldn’t even send Sheryl flowers. Sharon can go back to her bat cave with her loser friend Piers to blame Black women for all their problems and shortcomings as people.