Sharon Osbourne has called the producers of ‘The Talk’ “weak, weak women.”
The 68-year-old star left the panel in controversial circumstances earlier this year after a heated on-air exchange about the breed with Sheryl Underwood, after she defended her friend Piers Morgan for comments he made about the Duchess of Sussex, and she criticized herself. the “hypocrites” who make the show, accusing them of wanting to be “perceived as more than awake.”
Speaking to Megyn Kelly on SiriusXM, she said: “These people who run these networks, especially one that was failing, are desperate to keep their jobs.
“They are desperate, in these times that we live, to be perceived as more than awake. You know, they want to be seen as Mother Teresa and Jesus Christ, but they are all hypocrites. They are liars and they are hypocrites, and they will do whatever it takes to keep your job. “
When asked if she felt there was a particular person who had it for her, Sharon was enraged: “Amy Reisenbach, her name is, and the two showrunners, Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, who she had worked for, I worked with the showrunners for 11 years.
“They were friends of mine, especially Kristin Matthews. And I told them they destroyed me. I told them I can never get over this. It’s like once they put that seed into you, you’re a racist, it never goes away. destroyed.
“I think the showrunners were doing what Amy had told them to do. Weak, weak women who didn’t have a backbone to turn around and say, ‘This is suicidal. We can’t do this.’
And Sharon suggested that CBS bosses didn’t want any negative publicity about Oprah Winfrey’s interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which had sparked Piers’s spiel about royalty, because it had been a blow to the network.
She added: “Honestly, I think this is a very complex situation. I think CBS, I mean, just look at their grades, they haven’t been great.
“They got a hit by getting the Oprah, Meghan and Harry interview, and they put a lot into it. Everybody was watching. It was something they needed, the jewel in the crown. And that’s what it was for them. At the time. .
“And for them, they look at it from a commercial point of view. The network was failing and this was their big blow, and for them, it was like it was untouchable. You can’t say anything against that interview because it was the jewel of his crown.
“And because Piers Morgan was saying how he felt about it in a negative way, and I was behind him, I don’t think they liked it at all because this was their hit. This was bringing them back.
“They were basically number one for so many years and then it started to slide, and this was bringing them back. And they didn’t like the fact that I didn’t go against Piers.”