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Tags: Hollywood | the talk | sharon osbourne | sheryl underwood

'The Talk' Staffers Have Turned on Sharon Osbourne

'The Talk' Staffers Have Turned on Sharon Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne visits the SiriusXM Hollywood Studio on Feb. 27, 2020 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 19 March 2021 11:50 AM

"The Talk" staffers reportedly have turned on Sharon Osbourne following her heated discussion about racism with co-host Sheryl Underwood.

Osbourne came under fire after defending her friend Piers Morgan and his controversial comments about Meghan Markle following her interview with Oprah Winfrey. Shortly after, former "The Talk" co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete launched allegations of racism, but they are not the only ones who have turned against Osbourne, a source revealed to The Sun.

"Everyone at the show has turned on her. The Leah Remini claims put them over the edge. They think she can't own her mistakes. They just want to distance themselves from her," the insider said.

In response to the ordeal, CBS put "The Talk" on hold until next week and launched an investigation. The source said Osbourne believed the probe was to "find out who set her up" but it was really "an HR investigation into a racially insensitive and hostile work environment."

Osbourne has maintained that the network instigated the exchange between her and Underwood. During their conversation, Underwood explained that some of Morgan's statements could be seen as racist, to which Osbourne argued that her co-host was suggesting she herself had been racist. 

Speaking with Variety, Osbourne claimed that CBS executives ordered producers of "The Talk" to have her co-hosts bring up questions about tweets she had posted supporting and defending Morgan.

"I blame the network for it," she said. "I was blindsided, totally blindsided by the whole situation. In my 11 years, this was the first time I was not involved with the planning of the segment."

The Sun’s source said producers were "furious" that they were now becoming the target. 

"The staff is so angry that their livelihoods have been taken away from them, and their jobs are in jeopardy," the source said.

A CBS spokesperson addressed the controversy in a statement to Fox News.

"CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions," the statement read. "We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on 'The Talk.'"

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