The Talk has been snubbed from this year's Emmy Awards in some major categories but fans think they know the reason why...
The news comes after all the scandal surrounding Sharon Osbourne's exit from the show.
But clearly, there have been some pretty heavy consequences for what has been slammed as a "controversial move" done by the show's producers.
It doesn't come much of a shock as Sharon was pretty popular on The Talk.
Since 2010, she has been a panelist on the daytime TV show, where she interviews and chats with an array of different celebrities.
But in the last few months, things have taken a sour turn.
The talk show host found herself in some seriously 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.
I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report.— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1615180544.0
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.
When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away. I love Sharon Osbourne because s… https://t.co/IEhLIMNZof— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1615413233.0
"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," Sharon explained.
"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."
Sheryl replied with this:
"It is not the exact words of racism. 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."
Sharon 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."
"When we give passes or give space to people who are saying damaging, harmful things, what we're kind of doing is permissing it. And I think that's what people are reacting to."
But no one could excuse Sharon's aggression during the rant when discussing racism.
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"And don't try and cry. 'Cause if anyone should be crying, it should be me," Sharon claimed while Sheryl replied, "But right now, I'm talking to a woman who I believe is my friend."
After the scandal, Sharon released a statement in which she tried to recognize how her behavior may have come across.
https://t.co/1h7pV8gC4u— Sharon Osbourne (@Sharon Osbourne)1615531917.0
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 while Sharon said she was "truly sorry" if her comments caused offense...
She proved that she actually did apologize to Sheryl after the very public disagreement.
In text messages obtained by the Daily Mail, she actually reached 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. I'm sorry for telling you to f**k off during the 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," the messages read.
"You know me. You know how I've always had your back," she continued.
"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."
After this revelation, the talk show star then appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday where she hit out at claims she was "racist"...
And she slammed "woke culture" for canceling anyone who couldn't keep up with changing "acceptable" language.
"I'm angry. I'm hurt," she said when asked about the scandal.
"I've been called so many things in my life. I am so used to be called names. But a racist is one I will not take."
So, as you can see, it's been a very turbulent few months for Sharon...
But it's also been a very turbulent time for the show, as producers have been working hard to replace the former panelist.
And things have only gotten worse as the daytime TV show was subbed at this year's Emmy Awards.
But it seems as though no one is really surprised after what has happened...
This is the first time in 7 years that the show didn't receive a nomination for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
And not only that, they were also snubbed from the Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment category for the first time in 9 years. Ouch.
However, the show did pick up some technical nominations such as Outstanding Lighting Direction, Outstanding Technical Team, Outstanding Hairstyling, and Outstanding Makeup.
The Drew Barrymore Show was seemingly The Talk's replacement in each category as it picked up a few nominations this year.
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