Piers Morgan says that Sharon Osbourne’s co-hosts on The Talk bullied her into posting a lengthy message to Instagram where she apologized to anyone of color who she offended by saying that she stood with Morgan.
His tweet reads: “Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bulls—.” He goes on to demand an apology from the hosts of The Talk “for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”
Sharon's been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don't believe Meghan Markle's bullsh*t.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 12, 2021
This is where we've reached.
I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME. https://t.co/kguRA8KVPJ
Some of the comments responding to Osbourne’s tweet defending Morgan:
I may not agree with what you say, sir, but I will defend to the death your right to call someone who said they felt suicidal a liar on national television— James Felton (@JimMFelton) March 9, 2021
his truth is calling a suicidal woman a liar after harassing her in the press for years Sharon. how proud are you to stand in that truth?— Beth McColl (@imteddybless) March 9, 2021
Sometimes someone's truth is that they are a massive misogynistic bellend that rubbishes people's suicidal thoughts, and that is so beautiful Sharon, that you are standing by that.— Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) March 9, 2021
AGREE!!!! Freedom of speech! Where’s the petition to get him back!!!!— lotte (@LotteClo14) March 9, 2021
I work in mental health. Suicide, and thoughts of it, are always serious. Ignoring this leads to death. Preventable, tragic and regrettable death. The loss of a father, son, daughter, mother. A job can be replaced. A life cannot. Imagine it was someone you love.— Dr Benjamin 'Ward Viking' Janaway 💙 (@drjanaway) March 9, 2021
Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences.— Siouxsie (@Siouxsie_SueD) March 9, 2021
Being a bigoted bully might be acceptable in your circle, but millions of us are appalled by it.
I'm just speaking my truth
That doesn’t mean anything. She’s supporting free speech..— Chloe (@chloesarah99) March 11, 2021
No one forgot that, Sharon. But some people need to also remember that while you may be paid for your opinion, there are also consequences for those opinions and one of them may be losing your job.— Karyn Cleavely @🏡 (@karynleigh) March 9, 2021
While Osbourne defended her friend Morgan on The Talk, co-host Sheryl Underwood pointed out to Osbourne that “You’re standing by your friend. It appears that you give safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist.” A flustered Osbourne responded by saying she felt like she was about to be put “in an electric chair.”