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Coming To His Wife's Defense: Ozzy Osbourne Says Sharon Osbourne Is The 'Most Unracist Person I've Ever Met' After Getting Axed From 'The Talk'

May. 19 2021, Published 10:57 a.m. ET

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Ozzy Osbourne has spoken up in defense of his wife, Sharon Osbourne after she exited The Talk

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During an Ozzy Speaks interview on SiriusXM, the Black Sabbath frontman admitted that his wife "has been going through the mill lately,"  

The 72-year-old said his wife of 38 years is the "most unracist person I've ever met." "I can tell you if my wife was slightly racist, I'd tell you," he told co-host Billy Morrison

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According to Ozzy, Sharon "weathered the storm" and is "marching on," but "it's still unpleasant." 

"It's one of them things once you're accused of it, people tie with that brush," he said. "It's very hard to shake up."  

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Sharon departed The Talk last month. The scandal began when Sharon defended Piers Morgan’s opinion on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey in February where he said he did not believe a word of what the Duchess said.  

Sharon then got in a heated argument on-air with Sheryl Underwood. The Talk was subsequently put on hiatus and a number of allegations against Osbourne emerged.

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Sharon allegedly called Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and referred to Sara Gilbert, who is openly gay, as a "p***y licker." Holly Robinson Peete claimed Sharon said she was "too ghetto."

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Osborne dismissed the allegations against her as "crap" to the Daily Mail but apologized on Instagram after the explosive episode of The Talk to "anyone of color I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said." 

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The 68-year-old said that she had panicked and got defensive in the moment, as she felt blindsided and "allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over."

"Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk," CBS announced on Friday, March 26. "The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home."

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The statement continued, "We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts. At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race." 

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"During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers," the statement explained.  

Sharon has since admitted on Real Time with Bill Maher that she was "angry" and "hurt." "I've been called so many things in my life… but a racist is one thing I will not take," she said. 

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