Because of ‘cancel culture,’ Sharon Osbourne doesn’t want to return to talk show hosting

By Karu F. Daniels

Sharon Osbourne has no immediate plans to return to hosting a daytime talk show after her highly publicized departure from “The Talk.”

The Emmy Award-winning TV personality believes the format isn’t a “safe place” anymore because of cancel culture.

“I do want to return to TV, but I want to produce shows. You got to evolve... I’m not going to go another TV show that’s talk because I know right now, it’s not a safe place to be. Because the slightest thing, the slightest word and you’ve (p---ed) off half the nation,” Osbourne tells DailyMailTV in a clip that was circulated to promote the syndicated show’s fifth season. “I don’t want to put myself up for that grief, I really don’t.”

In March, the 68-year-old spouse of rock musician Ozzy Osbourne, entered herself into a racially charged controversy after defending her friend polarizing British TV personality Piers Morgan’s blistering attack on Meghan Markle following her and Prince Harry’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

After an on-air eruption with co-host Shery Underwood, the long-running CBS talk show was thrown into a tailspin, leading to a weekslong hiatus and the unceremonious exit of Osbourne – who’s been with the series since it began in 2010.

The former MTV reality star would later issue an apology to the Black community and lodge claims that show executives set her up.

Osbourne has since been replaced on the show by Jerry O’Connell, who joined the show as its first permanent male co-host.

In the aftermath, fellow co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Elaine Welteroth also announced they wouldn’t return for season 12 of “The Talk,” which premiered Monday.


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