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Sharon Osbourne recalls being cancelled and blacklisted in America

In March 2021, she fiercely defended Piers Morgan on The Talk against backlash from the panel who said he’d been ‘racist and sexist’ in his coverage of Meghan Markle.

And Sharon Osbourne, 70, recalled being cancelled and ‘blacklisted’ in America after defending her friend, as she insisted: ‘I’ve never spoken with hate.’

Appearing on This Morning on Monday, the TV personality told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that she’s living proof you can get blacklisted in America, adding: ‘I got threats!’

I got threats! on Monday, Sharon Osbourne, 70, recalled being cancelled and ‘blacklisted’ in America after defending Piers Morgan, as she insisted: ‘I’ve never spoken with hate’

Asked why she’s returned to the UK, Sharon quipped: ‘I can’t get arrested in America. It went wrong. It went vert, very wrong.

‘They say there isn’t blacklisting in America but I’m living proof that there is. Not that I’m resentful or whatever. It’s just a fact of life, it happens doesn’t it?’ 

Phillip asked: ‘So did you actually got cancelled?’ to which the former X Factor judge insisted: ‘Yes I did.’

Sharon continued to discuss the fallout after she defended Piers Morgan following his remarks about Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview. 

Living proof! Appearing on This Morning, the TV personality told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that she's living proof you can get blacklisted in America

Living proof! Appearing on This Morning, the TV personality told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that she’s living proof you can get blacklisted in America

Blacklisted: Asked why she's returned to the UK, Sharon quipped: 'I can't get arrested in America. They say you can't get blacklisted in America but I'm proof you can'

Blacklisted: Asked why she’s returned to the UK, Sharon quipped: ‘I can’t get arrested in America. They say you can’t get blacklisted in America but I’m proof you can’

I did! When asked if she 'actually got cancelled,' the former X Factor judge insisted: 'Yes I did'

I did! When asked if she ‘actually got cancelled,’ the former X Factor judge insisted: ‘Yes I did’

She said: ‘I got threats and things like that… It’s like I can look at myself in the mirror, and I know I can talk and I’m loud and I know that about myself. 

‘But I’ve never spoken with hate and I stick up for my friends and that’s what I was doing. I know who I am.’

Back in March 2021, Sharon and her former The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood got into a heated discussion over comments Piers Morgan who was being accused of being racist in his public critique of Meghan Markle. 

Sharon claimed that the seemingly impromptu TV moment was actually carefully orchestrated by a CBS show executive who wanted to create controversy by telling her co-hosts to ask her if people now thought she was a racist.

As a result, Osbourne lost her job, and was forced to hire 24 hour security and underwent months of ketamine therapy to deal with the trauma of the subsequent death threats.

Fired: CBS fired Sharon after she and The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood argued over Sharon's support of Piers Morgan (Pictured in March 2021 during the argument)

Fired: CBS fired Sharon after she and The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood argued over Sharon’s support of Piers Morgan (Pictured in March 2021 during the argument)

Clash: Piers quit GMB after co-star Alex Beresford challenged his comments about Meghan

Clash: Piers quit GMB after co-star Alex Beresford challenged his comments about Meghan

Stylish: Sharon looked chic for her TV appearance, dressed in all-black with a pearl necklace

Stylish: Sharon looked chic for her TV appearance, dressed in all-black with a pearl necklace

CBS said at the time: ‘Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave THE TALK. The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.

‘As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. 

‘We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.’

The fallout: Speaking of what happened after she defended Piers, she said: 'I got threats and things like that'

The fallout: Speaking of what happened after she defended Piers, she said: ‘I got threats and things like that’

I know who I am! 'I've never spoken with hate and I stick up for my friends and that's what I was doing. I know who I am' stated Sharon

I know who I am! ‘I’ve never spoken with hate and I stick up for my friends and that’s what I was doing. I know who I am’ stated Sharon

Moving on: Speaking on This Morning of why she now enjoys working at TalkTV, Sharon explained: 'we all say what we feel in a respectful way'

Moving on: Speaking on This Morning of why she now enjoys working at TalkTV, Sharon explained: ‘we all say what we feel in a respectful way’

Speaking on This Morning of why she now enjoys working at TalkTV, Sharon explained: ‘At TalkTV I don’t have to [hide what I think] because everyone has different opinions.

‘And we all say what we feel in a respectful way. There’s no hate speech or ”I’m really secretly part of this party”. People say what they feel and you’ve got a space to feel it and its great.’

Elsewhere, Sharon explained in more detail why she’s decided to move back to the UK, saying: ‘Age, life changes and everything changes so quickly.

‘I stopped one day and it’s like: ”what are we doing here? We don’t belong here!”

‘I’ve always been very English and I’ve never been a brit that goes there that has a bi-coastal accent. It’s just not me. I’m British and I belong here.’

Moving home: Elsewhere, Sharon explained in more detail why she's decided to move back to the UK, saying: 'Age, life changes and everything changes so quickly

Moving home: Elsewhere, Sharon explained in more detail why she’s decided to move back to the UK, saying: ‘Age, life changes and everything changes so quickly

British: 'I've always been very English and I've never been a brit that goes there that has a bi-coastal accent. It's just not me. I'm British and I belong here' she explained

British: ‘I’ve always been very English and I’ve never been a brit that goes there that has a bi-coastal accent. It’s just not me. I’m British and I belong here’ she explained

She revealed that Ozzy, however, took more convincing on her desire to move home, saying: ‘It’s been so long since he spent time here. It’s like for him ”I don’t know where to go any more!”

‘But I’d rather have the grey and drizzle than the sunny life there. The best place in the world to go for a holiday is LA. But to live there… when you’re still very British. It’s not for us.’

Asked how their kids feel about her decision, Sharon admitted: ‘They’re not happy. They say ”you can’t do this”, but I just don’t feel content there anymore.’

Sharon previously skewered The Talk executives for ‘destroying her’ and slammed its showrunners for being ‘weak women’ after her unceremonious exit.

Mixed reaction: Asked how their kids feel about her decision, Sharon admitted: 'They're not happy. They say ''you can't do this'', but I just don't feel content there anymore'

Mixed reaction: Asked how their kids feel about her decision, Sharon admitted: ‘They’re not happy. They say ”you can’t do this”, but I just don’t feel content there anymore’

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