How Sharon Osbourne Reportedly Feels About Leaving The Talk

Following Sharon Osbourne's abrupt departure from The Talk after she defended her friend Piers Morgan, who was accused of racism after he slammed Meghan Markle amid her royal tell-all with Oprah Winfrey, the TV personality is reportedly mourning her career.

"Sharon is bitterly disappointed at how it all played out," a source told Us Weekly on March 31, 2021. "Her whole career has been based on not holding back, speaking her mind, and championing free speech — so to be classified or perceived as a bigot or a racist is a sickening scenario and an utter nightmare for her, especially since she insists up and down it's all a pack of lies and that's the last thing she is."

Osbourne has been in hot water since she had her friend's back on the March 10 episode of her show following Morgan's departure from Good Day Britain. She got in a heated argument with co-host Sheryl Underwood, who tried to explain to the former reality star why her friend's remarks were slammed by so many people. "To not want to address that [Meghan] 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," she said.

In the throes of controversy, the show went on hiatus and CBS later announced Osbourne would not be returning on March 26, 2021. Keep scrolling for more details about how Osbourne is holding up following her exit.

Sharon Osbourne's family is sticking by her

Despite Sharon Osbourne's controversial triangle with Piers Morgan and Meghan Markle, she is "trying to see all the positives" as she surrounds herself with those who love her most, a source told Us Weekly. Although they are reportedly telling Osbourne she'll "bounce back 10 times stronger" there is no doubt that this has been a tough time for her loved ones.

"Her family is supporting her too and it tears them all apart seeing her suffer like this," the source added. "They think it's a big stitch-up and she's been hung out to dry for something she hasn't done or believed in."

But while she may be optimistic for the future, "She knows some people will now hate her forever no matter what, plus in many respects, she'll have to start from scratch once the whole mess dies down," the insider explained. "She's decided to take a breather for a while and see where the chips fall once the dust settles. In the meantime, she's distraught and angry, trying to digest this tornado that's come from nowhere and turned her life upside down." It sounds like Osbourne has a lot of work to do before her next on-air appearance.

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