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Sharon Osbourne Quits ‘The Talk’ Amid Race Controversy

It’s official – Sharon Osbourne is no longer a co-host of “The Talk.”

Sharon quit the show on Friday, just two weeks after she got spicy with her co-host Sheryl Underwood during a convo about race.

[Sharon Osbourne Issues An Apology For Defending Piers Morgan]

That just opened Pandora’s box and all of Sharon’s [alleged] past transgressions on the show came to light.

[Leah Remini Says Sharon Osbourne Called Julie Chen ‘Wonton’ & Sarah Gilbert ‘Fish Eater’]

CBS released the following statement regarding her exit:

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.

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.

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 Talk’ will return with original episodes on Monday, April 12, 2021, following the pre-scheduled hiatus the week of April 5th.

Will you miss Sharon on the show?

Source: Page Six

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