The controversy surrounding the British TV personality started two weeks ago when she defended her friend Piers Morgan on “The Talk” for saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle’s suicide or racism claims in her Oprah Winfrey interview.
Sharon Osbourne has reportedly hired private security after receiving death threats. (Andrew Eccles/CBS via Getty Images)
Co-host Sheryl Underwood responded, “While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist.”
Osbourne later tweeted out an apology, “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.”
Then, “The Talk” went on hiatus this week to address the concerns surrounding what was said on the show.
“CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on ‘The Talk,'” a CBS spokesperson told Fox News.
“This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary. The show will extend its production hiatus until next Tuesday as we continue to review these issues,” the statement continued.
Last week, Osbourne also denied accusations she used racially insensitive language towards her former “The Talk” co-host Holly Robinson Peete who was a co-host on the show’s first season and exited in 2011.
On March 12, Peete claimed that Osbourne played a role in getting her fired after she said Peete was “too ghetto.”
“In response to Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation of me getting her fired from The Talk, I am sharing an e mail sent to me from Holly one month after she was let go by CBS,” Osbourne explained on March 13. “As I have stated before, I have never had the ability/authority to get anyone fired from The Talk.”