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Eve Defends Sharon Osbourne After She Says Meghan Markle 'Ain't Black'

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Oct. 22 2018, Published 7:11 p.m. ET

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During last Wednesday night’s episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne said Meghan Markle doesn’t “look black to anybody.” At an interview during the amfAR Gala Sharon’s co-host Eve defended her fellow co-star. Scroll below for the details.

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Meghan was under scrutiny before she married Prince Harry for being an American, previously divorced, and biracial – a fact about which people made many racist comments. Her father Thomas Markle is white and her mother Doria Ragland, who recently moved to England for Meghan, is black.

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In case you missed it, Sharon reacted to Pierce Morgan’s statement on Good Morning Britain that Meghan and Prince Harry’s child would be the "first black baby" in the royal family.

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On The Talk, Sharon proceeded to say Meghan, “ain't black” and added, “she doesn't look black to anybody.” The British native instead referred to Meghan as “mixed race.”

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Amid the comments, fans of The Duchess were angered. Sharon’s co-host Eve came to her defense and said, “This is the thing; Sharon is Sharon. She is the most incredible, the most open, the most honest person in the world. And I think some of those things, because she is so honest, can be taken the wrong way.”

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She continued to say, “I knew what she meant because I love her and I get it. I lived in England and so I get it. I think she's just being her honest self, always.”

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Lastly, the former rapper said, “I think she says the things that people are afraid to say, which is why people love her on the show, period.”

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Sharon later clarified her statement and said, “I want to say something before you start writing in and picking up the phone. When I said Meghan is not black, where I come from she is mixed race. She is not white, not black - mixed race. That is the term that is used in Europe.”

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What do you think about Eve coming to Sharon’s defense? Sound off in the comments!

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