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Sharon Osbourne talks media comeback after cancel culture tried to 'destroy my life'

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 9/26/2022 Heather Hamilton
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Sharon Osbourne said cancel culture has allowed people to feel it is permissible to “destroy my life because of the way I feel.”

The TV personality appeared on Fox & Friends on Sunday to discuss her new Fox Nation series Sharon Osbourne: To Hell and Back that details how she overcame criticism for defending friend Piers Morgan’s right to free speech and diversity of opinion last year after he said he could not believe anything Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said.

In March 2021, Osbourne tweeted her support for Morgan, saying: “People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.” That led to a lengthy and heated argument about racism on CBS’s The Talk, which she co-hosted at the time, before she left the show.

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“I’ve worked in this industry for 50 years — actually, 55. I shouldn’t say that. But I didn’t want that to be the end of my career, and I thought it was unfair,” Osbourne told Fox & Friends. “I’m not racist. He’s not racist, but because he said something about somebody who is mixed race — is that the right word? … I said, 'That’s nothing to do with that.' He knew Meghan for a long time, so he actually — he’s talking from experience.”

In a preview clip of the series, Osbourne said she felt like she was a “lamb that was slaughtered that morning, and CBS denied responsibility.”

The TV personality added: “Because everybody is different, so you say what you feel. Next.”

Osbourne also provided greater clarity as to why she and her musician husband Ozzy Osbourne have made the decision to leave the United States and return to live in England.

Last month, Ozzy cited gun violence as the driving force for the move, saying he was “fed up with people getting killed every day.”

Sharon affirmed the couple does not like the gun violence of Los Angeles but said there is a greater problem.

“I think because there are so many guns and I think because people commit crimes and they don’t have to pay bail and then suddenly, boom, they’re out on the street again,” Osbourne said. “There seems no repercussions for bad behavior.”

She also noted that their family property in England provides Ozzy space to fish and hunt freely with greater privacy.

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The four episodes of Sharon Osbourne: To Hell and Back are available to stream on Fox Nation beginning Monday.

 

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