*Sharon Osbourne had an emotional breakdown on Wednesday’s episode of “The Talk,” while defending her friend Piers Morgan against accusations that he’s racist for criticizing Meghan Markle.
“Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No,” Osbourne said about Morgan’s commentary following Prince Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday. “Because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion…I support him for his freedom of speech, and he’s my friend.”
She continued, “I’m not racist…I don’t care what color or what religion anyone is. Are you a nice person? That’s what I judge you on.”
Co-host Sheryl Underwood responded by asking: “What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by your friend, it appears you gave validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist, even if you don’t agree?”
Osbourne then began to cry and rant about it being unfair that she is being labeled a racist for defending Morgan.
Sharon Osbourne managed to nearly exhibit every racist white woman trope in one clip. The crying. The saying “I’m the victim”. The demand for the Black woman to do the labor https://t.co/7UdST0Orlf
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“I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?” she continued. “What does it gotta do with me?”
She then demanded that Underwood explain what Piers said that was racist.
“I will ask you again Sheryl, I’ve been asking you during the break and I’m asking you again, and don’t try and cry cos if anyone should be crying it should be me,” Osbourne said. “Educate me. Tell me when you have heard him say racist things.”
Underwood responded that “it is not the exact words of racism, it’s the implication and the reaction to it.”
“To not want to address that because she is a Black woman, and to try to dismiss it or to make it seem less than what it is that’s what makes it racist,” Underwood said. “But right now, I’m talking to a woman I believe is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist.”
Osburne appeared to not be satisfied with Underwood’s response. Watch the full exchange via the clip above.