"What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t," Morgan tweeted with a photo of the pair.
What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar. In tomorrow’s Mail on Sunday, I’ll tell MY truth about this woke cancel culture bulls*t. pic.twitter.com/9m4QPEkmD3— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 27, 2021
"If any journalist in the world feels comfortable with this, they should be in a different profession," Morgan added over a New York Times article about the 68-year-olds departure.
The controversy began when Osbourne defended Morgan’s stance on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey where he said he did not believe anything the Duchess said. Osbourne got into a heated argument on-air with Sheryl Underwood, which put The Talk on hiatus. "I feel like I’m about to be put in an electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne said at the time.
"It’s about a far bigger issue than one delusional Duchess, and that’s everyone’s right to be free to express our honestly held opinions, forcefully and passionately if we feel like it," Morgan wrote in his column.
After the heated on-air discussion, Osbourne released a statement apologizing to anyone she may have offended and said she felt "blindsided" and got "defensive" on air. After the episode, a series of allegations were made about Osbourne, claiming she allegedly called Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and referred to Sara Gilbert, who is openly gay, as a "p***y licker." Additionally, Holly Robinson Peete claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto." Osborne dismissed the allegations against her as "crap" to the Daily Mail earlier this month.
"Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk," CBS said in a statement on Friday, March 26. "The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home." Osbourne has not released a statement on her departure yet.
Meanwhile, Morgan parted ways with Good Morning Britain after the royals' interview with Winfrey. "Suddenly, I reached a moment of total gut clarity: f**k it, I wasn't going to apologize for disbelieving Meghan Markle, because the truth is that I don't believe Meghan Markle," he told the Daily Mail about stepping down from the show. A permanent replacement for Morgan has not been chosen, and ITV has been rotating the position for the time being.