Sharon Osbourne has decided to continue her “I’m Not a Racist” tour. This time Sharon has enlisted the sympathetic ear of white supremacist apologist pretending to be an ally, Bill Maher. Sharon appeared on HBO’s Real Time to discuss her exit from The Talk and her friendship with Piers Morgan. In a segment that was thirteen minutes too long, not only did Bill excuse Sharon’s behavior, he and Sharon mischaracterized what Harry and Meghan said in their Oprah interview. Bill and Sharon both ignored the fact that Meghan said she was unprotected and suicidal and chalked Sussexit up to Meghan and Harry being unhappy. Sharon went so far as to say that Harry was “the poster boy” for white privilege (ignoring the fact that she too is a poster child for that same white privilege but I digress).
Sharon also called Harry an unsympathetic character, claiming he was mad that his father cut him off. Sharon completely ignored that Harry was afraid when his father refused to answer his calls after the Palace leaked his (Harry’s) family’s location, then pulled their security. At one point, Bill blithely gaslit Black and brown peoples’ experiences by stating that (white) people are entitled to “disagree” with BIPOC’s experiences, but that doesn’t make them racist. Deep spiritual sigh. Below are a few excerpts from the vomit-inducing interview:
Osbourne: I’m angry, I’m hurt [but] I’m a fighter. I’ve been called so many things in my life. I’m so used to being called names, but a racist is one I won’t take.
Maher: You have to agree with everything Meghan Markle says or you are a racist.
Osbourne: I’m trying to go back and think of the words that somebody who is meant to be an expert in woke language as acceptable today. Saying that it took away her feelings and that she’s entitled to her feelings and she was stripped of those by Piers. That she was having mental problems because she’s unhappy and that he was stripping her of her feelings which she’s entitled to.
Maher: [Laughs] I’m sure when she got married to Prince Harry she thought it was going to be like a Disney movie like I’m marrying the prince.
Osbourne: No she said I felt like The Little Mermaid.
Maher: It’s not glamorous and I’m sure the royal family was cold to her. Could that have been because of racism? Possibly. Also I think they’re just cold. Some of it was racism and some she just took as racism. No, they’re cold to everybody. Girl.
Maher reads quote from Elaine Welteroth: ‘I think when you deny a woman, or a woman or color, their truth and their experiences, you’re not just denying them, you’re denying that of every woman and woman of color who sees themselves in this person’s story.’
Maher: Doubting her, that’s not the same as denying.
Osbourne: No it’s not. She’s entitled to her opinion, Piers is entitled to his.
Maher: I didn’t agree with everything she said. She said Harry had the weight of the world on his shoulders. Really? He’s sixth in line to the throne.
Osbourne: You know where they say white privilege? Right there, with Harry. He’s the poster boy. He sits there and says daddy cut him off and he was boohooing about it. You can’t feel empathy for that. You’re a healthy bright educated young man. You can do whatever you want to do.
Maher: And they’re living in a giant mansion next door to Oprah.
Maher: My point would be you can’t judge everybody by their worst moment. Maybe you lost your cool. How about just ‘I should not do that. I won’t do it again.’ We could all do better, but this idea and culture now that people need to educate and indoctrinate themselves. I’m sorry, I’m 65, you’re 68. I know who I am. I don’t need re-education. You’ve been around the world, you’ve been with the A-listers and rock and rock. Like you need to ‘huh race tell me all about it.’ It’s fantasy.
Osbourne: It changes from day to day what is correct and what isn’t. Elaine gave [White Fragility] to me. I read it and some of it is very informative and the other I don’t agree with.
Maher: The idea in there is that you have two choices if you’re white. You’re either a racist or you’re a racist and you don’t know it.
[From Bill Maher on HBO]
Bill Maher is the most dangerous kind of tool for white supremacy. He pretends to be an ally yet he always ends up normalizing being a white supremacist apologist. Stating that you can’t judge people based on what they do in their worst moment is absolute bullsh*t. When pressure is applied to a person, how they truly feel ALWAYS comes to the surface. I have had some moments where I have said some horrible things and I own them. They were what I felt at the time and even though my feelings have changed, it does not take away what I said.
I am also tired of white people like Bill and Sharon telling BIPOC that BIPOC are entitled to their “opinion” and racists are entitled to theirs. No Bill, BIPOC’s experiences are NOT their opinion. It is their EXPERIENCE and neither Bill, nor Sharon nor Piers have the right to tell BIPOC that their experiences are unbelievable, especially when it took being brave to share them.
Disagreeing with a BIPOC does not make you a racist, but denying BIPOC their humanity and experiences of racism, whether covert or overt, is racist. I am tired of people like Sharon, Piers and Bill telling Meghan, a woman of color (and by extension other BIPOC), that she left the royal family because it wasn’t a fairy tale and because she was unhappy. Meghan was literally maligned and bullied everyday for four damn years in the media, yet Bill, Sharon and Piers say she left because the job wasn’t glamorous? F*ck out of here with that BS.
What is also laughable is how Sharon feels entitled to get her side of the story out (read whine) and we (the audience) are supposed to be gracious enough to listen despite seeing her behavior in real time. Yet she feels Meghan doesn’t have that same right. Tell us why Sharon? Bill never addressed how Piers used his platform for FOUR YEARS to malign and bully a woman he met once. Bill did not push back on Sharon’s lies, like never using the word “ghetto” (see below). Nor did Bill address how Sharon cussed at and disrespected her Black co-hosts on live TV. Bill instead brushed off the rumors about how Sharon bullied her BIPOC co-hosts behind the scenes with racist and homophobic slurs. Bill equated airing one’s grievances about experiencing racism to “snitching.”
Racists ignore what Meghan actually said and cherry pick her words so that they can avoid confronting their own biases. Unfortunately, people like Sharon and Bill will never educate themselves. They are the most dangerous kinds of white supremacists. They’d rather gaslight victims instead of taking accountability for their own actions. And like Bill admitted, they purposely avoid educating themselves and checking their privilege because that would mean they would have to change. Apologists like Bill and Sharon would also have to acknowledge that they play a role in perpetuating white supremacy through willful ignorance.
Here’s a clip from the interview:
Tucker Carlson normalizes white supremacists for right-wing viewers.
Bill Maher normalizes white supremacists for liberal viewers.
The latter is much more harmful. pic.twitter.com/VhWEgUXlB3
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) April 17, 2021
It also seems like Sharon is still attacking Black women for speaking out against the abuse they endured at Sharon’s hands. Holly Robinson Pete’s mother posted this on Twitter.
.@MrsSOsbourne is NOT going to call my daughter a “disgruntled” liar. Not only did you call her “ghetto” many times but you engineered her firing AND threatened me when I confronted you with “I have more money than you Dolores. I will sue you!” Stop lying/whining/ blaming Grow up https://t.co/VmbEZNfb6U
— DoloresRobinson (@DoloresRobinson) April 17, 2021
Sharon using the word “ghetto”
6. After @hollyrpeete said last week that Sharon Osbourne referred to her as "ghetto," not only did Osbourne deny it, she denied ever using the word except to refer to Nazi Ghettos.
But in 2011, she referred to @LeahRemini as "ghetto," because of the way she talks. pic.twitter.com/EfScyegqso
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 16, 2021
Bill Maher recently had Megyn Kelly on complaining about Black ‘victimhood’ and how hard it is to be rich white millionaires in woke america.
He continued his Mayonnaise Tears Tour with Sharon Osbourne complaining about cancel culture.
Racism needs to be canceled.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 17, 2021
Go AWAY sharon and bill maher can join with you as well.
seriously! Why are we supposed to still care about her? Who is SHE? Why should WE care about HER? That’s white privilege.
And you know why Harry isn’t the poster boy of white privilege? BECAUSE HE ACTUALLY RECOGNIZES HIS. And that’s what white privilege *doesn’t* do.
She’s a poster woman for dumb, entitled, untalented white privilege.
I think no one should give her a moment’s thought. Just blank her, because she’s doing this to continue to be newsworthy. Well, let the white supremacy groups have her. That’s where she belong along with P*ss Morgan and Dan Whootton. The only thing that surprises me is that this wasn’t on Faux News. She’s really trying hard for legitimacy. Is HBO Real Time just more of the MAGA, etc., groups? If it’s supposed to be legitimate, we should be calling them out.
Real Time is supposed to be “Centrist leaning Liberal.” Bill likes to “challenge” conservatives to come on his show, and then he softballs them and calls them “brave” for coming on his show. I will admit I liked him years ago until I went to his comedy concert. Wow. If you think he’s a racist shit on HBO, you’ll never believe what diarrhea came out of his mouth unfiltered. I was disgusted.
“you can’t judge everybody by their worst moment”? How ironic. Are they not sitting and judging other people? Extensively. I guess, she is down to attacking Harry now so she won’t appear racist. She is tiresome.
Counterpoint: You *should* judge someone by their worst moment when they are completely unwilling to take any responsibility for their behaviour or try to change it for the better, SHARON.
I just find it hugely hypocritical and amusing that people like Sharon and Piers who get paid to sit in judgment on other people can’t stand the same being done back at them.
Oh wow…she just won’t stop talking, will she.
I was just thinking the same thing. She thinks she is in the right that is why she can’t stop talking. I hope she continues, because in doing so we also see others who hiding their grossness and they expose themselves when giving her a platform.
Those who know they’re guilty are always the most defensive.
This woman is nothing but a heap of trash. Imagine having everything handed to you, then blowing up your spot because you backed a racist/misogynist and thinking that you got the short end of the stick.
While I get the sentiment in that guy’s tweet, claiming that it’s more dangerous to sell white supremacy to liberals than it is to sell it to the people who act out the violence Tucker incited them to is bull.
And by the way, for everyone in the back, Bill Maher is a “liberal” like Glenn Greenwood is a liberal.
As in, both are self centered libertarian bratty boys whining about their freedoms when anyone else tries to fight for their rights. Libertarians are far right, don’t want to pay taxes, are anti civil rights, and worse because libertarians are constantly being used to co opt unknowing younger people into siding with their racist elitism with their “liberty” and “freedom” crap. As in, liberty and freedom from a government that makes sure white frat boys can’t steal everything and harm everyone else.
Libertarians are fools. The whole ideology relies on the premise that if left unregulated, people are mature enough to regulate themselves. But people are selfish idiots. Ergo, libertarianism is just an excuse to be a selfish idiot.
@rapunzel, it’s exactly that selfish and circular with libertarians. Just an excuse to ride hard against civil rights.
Which is the real reason we have so much government oversight.
No it’s not. Imagine if you’re not white and THINKING you’re safe in a liberal space and the white folks in that space have the same ideas and uses the same language as those in right wing space. Do you not even realize that for MANY of us who are Black, we encounter the most racism and bigotry from supposed liberals? You don’t want to believe it because you think there’s delineation and WE are telling you it’s not (and never has been).
Just like how Dr. King talked about the Klansman, he ALSO talked about the white moderate in his Letters from a Birmingham Jail. Read that.
The problem is you all think you’re the good ones™ and view overt violence as THE issue, as if the undermining and micro-aggressions we encounter every day in white spaces, regardless of political affiliation has zero impact.
Exactly. White “liberals” are worse because so many of them are absolutely certain they are doing the work and are the good ones. But scratch many a liberal white woman and you’ll find a full on Sharon Osborne right beneath the surface. I just called out a white female friend for going full on white woman on another Black woman when that woman challenged her about her white woman behaviors. She listened to me tell her the exact same stuff she’d been fighting the other woman saying because she didn’t like the other woman’s delivery. 🙄 This is a white woman who regularly fights for progress and has stuck her neck out on many occasions.
White women, there’s some Sharon (whether a little or a lot) in all of you – just get you in the right pot of hot water.
As I noted, I was addressing the tweet saying that left wing racism is “more harmful” than tucker Carlson inciting white supremacists every night when right wingers are murdering people. Murder is more harmful.
You can’t seriously be suggesting that white liberals being hypocrite fake allies is the same as right wing gun violence against BIPOC and others.
I know white liberals are hypocrites who make spaces dangerous for BIPOC. I’ve addressed these issues in here as well as way before it was a thing because my family is biracial.
“Deep spiritual sigh” love that.
Cherry picking parts of the interview and willfully ignoring the main parts. They’re both gross and exhausting.
Harry is but you know what differentiates him from say, her? He’s willing to listen, learn and take action. He seems to be using his privilege for something.
I watched her on Bill Maher, it made me sick. I used to like Maher long ago, but really he has become more and more problematic over the years. And: shutup Sharon. You are part of the problem, not the solution. And talk about white privilege: that’s why people are still giving you a platform, witch!
And while we were watching, my housemate was like WTF happened to her face?? She is now in Wildenstein territory. Grotesque. Can’t she see it? Is her vitriol really just projected self-hate? (Answer: Yes.)
Yep. Me too. Then I went to a comedy show of his and was just floored by his bit. Some really systemic racist garbage steeped from refusing to understand the context.
Ugh. What a load of BS. I want to be shocked that Bill Maher gave her a platform again, but I’m not.
Maher is what I call a “woke” racist. Karrine Steffans dropped all the dimes on him. He’s not an ally. He’s an entitled white man and he KNOWS it.
Bill hates any issue that isn’t legalizing pot. He especially hates it when he is told he can’t use racism and misogyny as punchlines. He’s been impossible to watch for years now.
We are being punished.
It won’t go away.
This is WILD.
I saw this Friday and kept pausing it to give my hubby the scoop. He said ‘celebitchy’s discussed it haven’t they?’ Lol He can just tell. (He became such a Sussex defender over the last two years hearing just tidbits from me reading him stuff when he gets ready for work in the morning. 🙂 ) I said what Sharon would say (and leave out) and was pretty dead on. And I don’t even watch the Talk.
Bill Maher is a misogynist on top of all his other unpleasant character flaws. He can take a flying leap. Sharon Osbourne still thinks she gets to decide if her behavior is racist to other people. She’s thick as a brick.
Maher once called Sophia Loren an “old bag.” Speaks volumes…:P
He’s a huge fatshamer too.
Anyone who defends and is friends with Piers Morgan is a racist in my book.
This. Piers was caping for Trump FFS. Piers has said some racist things & misogynoir. The only reason anybody was even sympathetic to his claims of being ‘ghosted’ after meeting Meghan once (allegedly) is because she is mixed race. People would have been up in arms if he had harassment campaign against a white royal in similar circumstances.
And Piers is a great poster boy for white privilege. He switches position all the time & gets away with it. Who else can be a blatant Tory that was a Trump cheerleader, works for the Fail & is clearly protected by Murdoch but is still welcomed by the left? Who else with a history of attacking black women (incl agreeing that Omorosa could be described as a dog) & being anti BLM to portraying himself as a BLM champion last summer? Who else could have come back from insider trading scandal, getting fired for faked torture pictures, describing phone hacking to Charlotte Church & Jeremy Paxman , writing a book where he talks about seeing James Hewitt’s bank statements, been told by judge his evidence of hacking that went on when he was an editor couldn’t be believed, get fired from CNN but still comeback to shows like GMB& have any credibility let alone to call someone else a liar? Who could walk out on a live show & then describe himself as cancelled/ silenced in various TV shows & newspaper columns?
Bill Maher is no ally. He likes to call himself one, but we know he’s not on our side. Sharon continues to prove Holly, Leah, Sheryl and Elaine right. She’s a racist. Periodt! And her opinion of Harry is laughable. He’s doing the work to address his white privilege, not hiding behind.
oh Sharon, let it go let it gooooooooooo
Every time I think she can’t be more disgusting, she opens her mouth. This woman is trash with a rotting pile of gross on top of the trash.
Nope. Maher should have been cancelled many years ago over his disgusting anti-Muslim antics. He was cancelled in THIS household. If you waited until now because Meghan? See ya. Tell it walking.
He’s been hardcore anti-Muslim and always provides safe spaces for white supremacists. Too many people gave him cred for his fake ally act because he likes sleeping with black women (but not respecting them) and likes the environment.
And as he whines on about “liberal cancel culture”, he never touches the fact that it was conservatives that got his show Politically Incorrect canceled after his comments on Osama Bin Laden post 9/11.
YES !!! 👏👏👏
wait he sleeps with Black women? Since when? What self-respecting Black woman would? ugg gross.
Look up Bill Maher and “Superhead” Karrine Stefans. He was very public with her at one point….which IMO explains who is to a “T”.
Gaahh. Steffans couldn’t do better?!?!? Yeesh.
@Shannon – ew.
Agree @Darla. He’s been canceled to me for years now.
@Darla, yes. I began cancelling Maher due to the anti-Muslim stance. And he just kept and keeps getting worse. He’s a smug, entitled whats-it. My housemate said he intensely cherry picks Maher’s stances now, and I agree. He’s just about totally cancelled for me. I mean, how does he help the progressive cause at this point? He’s all over the map. It’s just random spew, makes no sense as a complete package.
Absolutely! He is his awful.
Disgusting, both of them need to gtfo.
I applaud you for stating the issue so clearly and so perfectly. People often forget or pretend not to know that racism is not just about repeating racial slurs, but racism is also the practice of dehumanising people of colour and denying them their lived experiences. It values the opinions of the white person above that of people of colour. POC need receipts to prove their truths, a white person need only say “That’s not how I remember things”.
Maher here is no different than a racist cop who is quick to arrest a black person based simply on a white person’s accusation. He values Sharon’s and Piers’ version of events over the women of colour they abused on air (in plain sight). I don’t care how many black women you date or how many black friends you have, when you practice racism you are a racist.
I watched this live and it made me very angry to watch for all the reasons you listed above, especially knowing that his audience is comprised of people who work there and are therefore paid to agree with him. I also found it difficult to watch him when one of the panelists pointed out they were three white people talking about policing and then Maher cut in to be like “That’s OK!” and was demanding the guest agree with him. It’s not OK and I wish that instead of looking uncomfortable under that level of social pressure, the guest had challenged him on that.
I used to like listening to Maher’s show, not because I agreed with him, but because it was a way to hear from different perspectives. Over the years, Maher has gotten increasingly dictatorial, expecting everyone to agree with him and acting like his perspective is the only reasonable one while not understanding how inconsistent his own logic is. Ever since COVID started, he’s seemed increasingly unhinged to me and no one seems to be willing to call him out on his BS anymore. At some point, I’m going to have to stop watching because it’s too upsetting to be subjected to … but it’s like coming across a car accident where you can’t look away even though you know it’s awful.
Why is she still talking?
If I didn’t know who was speaking, I would have thought that transcript was from a Tuc*er Ca*lson segment.
I have not watched that clown Maher in well over a decade and I am fine.
No one should have watched it. Period.
If you did, or you even clicked on a clip anywhere, you are giving them acknowledgement and I flat out refuse to do so.
Same. Don’t remember the last time I watched him, and last time he was on my radar was when he was coddling scammer Milos Yiannapoulos for attacking trans people. At this point Maher is a racist, troll who books guests for outrage factor. As for Osbourne, her behavior on air was enough for her being suspended and it was the other behavior, like her anti-Asian and anti LGBT slurs, as revealed by Yasher Ali, that got her fired. But I doubt they spoke about that and easier to blame her black co- workers and the Sussexes. The thing is, until she books her next gig on Australia’s got talent, or magazine spread in Garden and Guns magazine, the news cycle will move on from her.
As someone who watched The Osbourne’s reality show regularly back in the day, is she really calling out someone else for white privilege? Her kids were miserable, spoiled, rude brats living in luxury and getting deals for records, tv hosting gigs, etc with no talent.
Sharon is Karen.
OMG Sharon, please stop!!!
You are one of the last people on earth that should be trying to explain privilege and racism to anybody.
I just hope all this talking is like her thinking aloud and trying to work it out in her brain and suddenly one day it will just click and she’ll finally get it.
So glad talk show karen sharon is gone…ugh
Sometimes people just need to shut it.
WTF does Sharron have to do with this? Why are we asking her? She doesn’t even go here!
She did throw a HAM over her neighbors wall back in the day.
That says a lot.
And the neighbor was Muslim, I remember.
Or they were Persian and SHE thought they were Muslim like the xenophobe she is.
And fired her assistant after making him get something out of her burning house IIRC.
I like Bill Maher and his show, including this last episode
Everyone is entitled to an opinion. I used to like Maher too, back when he was hosting Politically Incorrect, but his HBO show is less nuanced and he just enjoys being an asshole because he can. He’s lost all his wittiness from the old days.
I used to like him too. Not anymore. Ick.
Maher and Osborne both seem utterly irredeemable.
I can’t even with these two. I’m done with people like this…they don’t get to have my energy anymore, positive or negative.
Over the last few years Bill has abandoned any progressive opinion he ever had. Basically time caught up to him and now he refuses to change. It is pathetic. Having pathetic, and often outright evil people on every week like Bari Weiss and Kellyanne Conway is a result of him being unpopular with the “woke” crowd and this is how he’s getting back at them. Here you go you crybaby leftists, a big ol’ F YOU of an interview with recently outed racist Sharon Osbourne. Pat on the back to Bill because he “gets it.” This is why I don’t watch RT anymore.
I was mad about this all weekend… glad to get this off my chest lol
Guys like this never were really progressive. That’s just a front to hide their entitlement, which comes out when they feel threatened. Which is now all the damn time.
I used to love Bill Maher’s show. Not for him necessarily but for the diverse guests he’d have for discussions. Lately though, I’ve found he keeps inviting the same types of people on and his show is often an echo chamber. If a panelist does offer a counterpoint that contradicts his own, he talks over them. He’s even had several members from Trump’s administration/inner circle on and allowed them to spew their garbage while he offers half-hearted retorts. More so, he’s just grown into a bitter boomer who constantly complains about millennials.
I really began side-eyeing him when he started to complain about the “Me Too” movement and how “not every man is Harvey Weinstein”. A few weeks ago, he defended Armie Hammer and gaslit his victims. That’s when I knew I was done with him.
Sharon and Bill are just two white supremacists who shouldn’t be on TV.
“You’ve been around the world, you’ve been with the A-listers and rock and rock. Like you need to ‘huh race tell me all about it.’ It’s fantasy.”
Wait, did you guys know that if you hang out with “the A-listers” and travel a lot and “rock and rock,” that means no one can tell you anything about race? I hadn’t realized!
I didn’t know that either! Learn something new every day. If only I’d done that, I wouldn’t have anything to learn!
Childddd.. SMH.. I just can’t
I’m so sick of this bish!
The difference here is that Harry started off from a low point (2004 Halloween party) and worked his way up from there in realizing how idiotic that low point was. Harry has privilege and he uses it appropriately.
What offends me the most is how stupid people like Sharon Osbourne think they can dictate that what they said is or isn’t racist. You clearly hold views and said something that people are saying hurt them, why can’t you just listen, learn, and apologize?
Your last sentence: EXACTLY
And so what does that make her, the poster grandmother of white privilege???
So is her point that Meghan somehow gets that privilege conferred to her since she married him? I haven’t seen any evidence of that. And, I think Harry understands that he is privileged. Sharon is also so how does she not get that privilege doesn’t protect you from everything in life? Where is her willingness to apologize and learn from what she has done wrong, as Harry has been willing to do? And the RF that she and Piers are so eager to defend and represent as wronged, are not many of them far more privileged than Harry?
Privilege is being able to talk down to and berate your co-hosts on air, while they just take it. Privilege is having years of bigoted racist behavior both on and off set, with no consequences, then be able to cry victim or that you are set up when you agree to leave your job because you made the network look bad (probably with a big buyout). Privilege is being able to blame everyone else, dismiss the very real experiences of racism and mental health issues of people of color as whining or a difference of opinion, basically call them liars,while you are believed and get to do a publicity tour off their backs. We all saw that clip where she was berating Sheryl like she was a wayward scullery maid. Sharon Osbourne can f*ck all the way off back to her bat cave and miss me with her BS.
Ugh, this is a case where I have to follow Mister Rogers’ advice and “look for the helpers.” So good to see so many pushing back against Bill and Sharon’s flaming garbage.
Does she ever shut the eff up??
Does she and piss Morgan have a bet going to see who can feel more sorry for themselves?
Pity the judge of that contest and the rest of us bystanders who can’t get away from their toxic energy.
You know what’s hysterical here, and what actually shows off Sharon Osbourne’s ass even more, is the fact that she’s…kind of right. Harry was, and is, the poster boy for white privilege, particularly white male privilege. And that too of the worst variety–the rich, aristocratic, entitled type, the one who was born and raised from day 1 to believe in their own position at the top, even though they did nothing to earn it. And Harry would probably be the first person to agree with her on that, if they ever spoke.
But what makes this that much worse is that…this means Sharon gets it. She’s got the information at hand to identify something that is actually a reality. So this is not an instance of her simply being ignorant, and not knowing. It’s a case of her actively CHOOSING to believe what she believes. She is CHOOSING to accept this view point. She’s angry that she got challenged on it on live television, bc her ego was bruised, bc she firmly believes that as a white woman, she should never have her views challenged.
She doesn’t even have the excuse of either Piers Morgan or Bill Maher, which is that both of them put on this shtick and ham it up on purpose for their audience. For them, the extremes they choose to go to can be defended by them as an act, even if the damage they cause in the process of cravenly chasing and riling up their audience. For her, it’s not an act. It’s mask off. It’s fully sincere, which is why she is so utterly furious about being called on it. That makes everything about her so much worse.
And what if Harry was? Does that mean no one can call out Sharon for being toxic on all fronts? I simply don’t get her point., but I’ve never gotten anything about her.
She’s accusing Harry of the same things that she is doing. White privilege and whining. Lady, you are rich and white too – shut up.
Many years ago right after the Heaven’s Gate suicide Hale-Bopp comet thing happened (https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/heavens-gate-20-years-later-10-things-you-didnt-know-114563/ for those who are too young or too old to remember), I was invited with my then-fiance to Bill Maher’s house in the canyons for a party. You were supposed to dress in black track suits and sneakers and he served applesauce (what they ingested poison through) and vodka to mock their deaths. I wore regular clothes and basically hid in a corner. I didn’t find it funny at all to mock the deaths of 39 people who were clearly deep into a cult that took their lives. He looked (oddly) exactly the same as he does now and I remember him being a pompous prick and looking down at me for not playing along. He’s always made me uncomfortable.
I can’t believe she’s accusing someone of white privilege!
I KNOW RIGHT?! UNFUCKING BELIEVEABLE. She only has a platform because of her husband.
I do agree that judging someone solely on the worst thing they ever did is -in most cases- probably not a great idea if you’re actually trying to …. you know… judge. HOWEVER, Sharon Osbourne is a fucking asshole, so I know I’m not judging her on her worst moment. My judgment is based on a whole bunch of shitty behavior.
In conclusion, Sharon Osbourne can fuck all the way off, and so can Mahr.