'The Talk' Addresses Sharon Osbourne's Exit, Leaked Texts and 'False Narratives' in First Episode Back | 22 Words

A recent clip of Sharon Osbourne arguing with Sheryl Underwood got everybody talking - and now The Talk has addressed the whole scandal...

As we know, all the drama has caused Osbourne to leave The Talk.

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After a controversial scandal led to an investigation into the reality star.

Then, Sheryl Underwood spoke out about the argument.

And it's safe to say, the internet didn't know what to think.

Sharon Osborne has long been a controversial figure.

From her humble beginnings as Ozzy's wife on The Osbournes.

Following the success of the show, Sharon became a celebrity in her own right.

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In 2007, Sharon starred as a judge on America's Got Talent, and the British singing show, The X Factor.

And, since 2010...

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Sharon has also been a panelist on The Talk, where she interviews and chats with an array of different celebrities.

So, the woman's done it all.

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It's undeniable that Sharon has experienced both major highs and major lows.

And recently, she's been on a serious low.

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The talk show host has found herself in some hot water after making some "controversial" comments about Meghan Markle in defense of her long-term friend, Piers Morgan.

It all started when Piers Morgan was accused of "bullying" Meghan Markle in an unrelenting series of rants, both on and offline.

He referred to her as a "liar" while she was discussing her mental health and said he wouldn't believe her if she was giving him the weather report.

But after facing intense backlash for his comments, he resigned from Good Morning Britain.

And that's when Sharon decided she would jump in to defend him.

The star told Sheryl Underwood on The View that she felt he did nothing wrong.

"I know he has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech," Osbourne said.

She continued:


"Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it's his opinion. It's not my opinion.

"But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he's racist?"

"This is the situation. You tell me where you have heard him say, educate me, tell me when you have heard him [Morgan] say racist things."


Underwood replied with this: "It is not the exact words of racism," said Underwood. "It is the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that, because she is a black woman, and to try and dismiss it or to make it seem less than it is. That's what makes it racist. Right now I am talking to a woman I believe is my friend. I don't want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist."

Osbourne replied: "I think it's too late. That seed is already sown."


Her other co-host, Elaine Welteroth, added that it was a moment to "stand up for anti-racism." Welteroth added: "When we give passes or give space to people who are saying damaging, harmful things, what we're kind of doing is permissing it," she explained. "And I think that's what people are reacting to."

But no one could excuse Osbourne's aggression during the rant when discussing racism.

"And don't try and cry. 'Cause if anyone should be crying, it should be me." Osbourne claims while Sheryl Underwood replies: "But right now, I'm talking to a woman who I believe is my friend."

After the scandal, Osbourne released a statement in which she tried to recognize how her behavior may have come across:

In it, she wrote how she's always received support and love from the Black community and apologized to anyone she's let down because of her recent actions. She even addressed the fact that she let her "fear and horror of being accused of being a racist take over."

But she's also hit back at her critics.

"I'm like, 'I've been set up.' And I went like, 'How dare you all do this to me?' I'm your sacrificial lamb."

"I was so angry, I cannot begin to tell you. Not with Sheryl, not with Elaine, not with anybody."

"But a company that I've worked at for 11 years."

"It's the cancel culture, isn't it? Throw her under the bus."

Watch the resurfaced video here.

Sharon did say that she was "truly sorry" if her comments caused offense.

However, the star has proven she did apologize to Sheryl after the very public disagreement.

In text messages obtained by the Daily Mail, she actually reaches out to Sheryl multiple times.

"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."

Osbourne then sent another, dated 1.45pm on March 15, "Hi Sheryl. I know you're taking space and I don't want to disrespect that. I'm just reaching out because I want you [to] know I'm thinking about you. If you are willing, can we talk before Wednesday? Big kiss."

Followed by a final text at 4.32pm on March 18: "Sheryl I am thinking about you. Hope you are well. Sending my love."

"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."

Sheryl was the next to speak out - but did not address Sharon's concerns ...

"I feel like I am in PTSD because it was a trauma and I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get to work with my friends and my colleagues," she shared.

"We want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward."

Now having it's say in the matter is The Talk itself.

Returning to air today after its unplanned hiatus, the ladies had a lot to "talk" about.

"We haven't been together in the studio since the week of March 10 and, as you may know, during our break, Sharon decided to leave 'The Talk,'" Underwood explained.

"We need to process the events of that day and what happened since, so we can get to the healing."

"By the end of the hour, we want everyone to feel empowered and ready to move forward."

Watch part of the emotional episode here ...

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