Osbourne confronted backlash on Wednesday after “The Speak” aired a section wherein she fiercely defended Morgan despite his dismissive take on Meghan Markle’s account of her psychological well being struggles inside the British royal household. Morgan’s remarks prompted his resignation from his present.
“To anybody of coloration that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down by what I mentioned, I’m really sorry,” Osbourne wrote within the submit about her protection of Morgan. “There are only a few issues that damage my coronary heart greater than racism so to really feel related to that spun me quick!”
On Wednesday’s installment of “The Speak,” Osbourne described the ousted Morgan as a buddy and blasted the suggestion that his feedback concerning the Duchess of Sussex have been rooted in racism.
“I really feel even like I’m about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a buddy who many individuals assume is a racist, in order that makes me a racist,” she mentioned. “How can I be racist about anyone or something in my life?”
Fellow host Sheryl Underwood, who’s Black, pushed again on Osbourne’s remarks, at which level Osbourne turned visibly emotional.
Later within the section, Osbourne demanded that Underwood “educate” her, including, “Inform me when you might have heard him say racist issues!”
Noting in her assertion on Thursday that she’d “panicked, felt blindsided [and] obtained defensive” throughout Wednesday’s broadcast, Osbourne wrote, “Please hear me once I say I don’t condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I’ll all the time help freedom of speech, however now I see how I unintentionally didn’t make that clear distinction.”
When Morgan caught wind of Osbourne’s apology on Friday, nonetheless, he provided a fiery rebuke of his personal on social media.
“Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologizing for defending me in opposition to colleagues accusing me of racism as a result of I don’t imagine Meghan Markle’s bullsh*t,” he tweeted. “That is the place we’ve reached.”