The girls of The Talk had a really intense and open dialog. Wednesday’s episode started by addressing the backlash that Sharon Osbourne obtained after defending Piers Morgan for his choice to go away Good Morning Britain in addition to his remark about Meghan Markle.
Osbourne instructed viewers and co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth that she was merely supporting her “friend” and “his freedom of speech and his opinions on what he felt about the interview of Meghan and Harry.”
“I know he has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech,” Osbourne expressed. “Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion. But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he’s racist?”
On Tuesday, Osbourne tweeted, “. @piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
. @piersmorgan I’m with you. I stand by you. People overlook that you just’re paid in your opinion and that you just’re simply talking your reality.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
The girls then bought right into a deep dialog, acknowledging that they don’t imagine Osbourne is a racist, however trying to point out her that Morgan’s feedback and continued trashing of Meghan is unacceptable.
“Mrs. O, it’s always really hard when you see a good friend going through a difficult situation and you know them on a different level and really know their personal heart and their minds,” Kloots mentioned. “And you have this relationship with Piers, so I understand why you reached out and supported a friend. He’s a friend. And I agree with you, it doesn’t mean you support what he says. We have a lot of friends who say things they don’t agree with but they’re still our friends.”
Underwood, then again, mentioned that final time Morgan was on the present she tried to “bring to his attention that there were racial and racist implications in the dealings with Meghan Markle, specifically because she was Black.”
“He doesn’t want to understand how Meghan was treated was racism and then says…I don’t see it as being racist — I don’t believe what she’s going through — it’s that white entitlement, privilege that makes it racist upon itself,” Underwood continued. “So if you’re saying I stand with you, how do you address people who say then you are standing with racism? I’m not saying that you are.”
Welteroth added that it was a second to “stand up for anti-racism.” “When we give passes or give space to people who are saying damaging, harmful things, what we’re kind of doing is permissing it,” she defined. “And I think that’s what people are reacting to.”
Osbourne insisted that she was simply making a be aware that Morgan is her good friend, she wasn’t conscious of his racist remarks in direction of Meghan, earlier than asking, “So if I like Piers and he’s seen as racist, I’m racist? Is that what you’re saying?”
The different girls all unanimously mentioned no, simply reiterating that Morgan is the issue, with Welteroth stating, “But if people know you’re not racist they would want you to stand up to your friend who has done racist things and [been] sexist in the coverage of Meghan.”
Getting visibly emotional, Osbourne acknowledged that she doesn’t agree with something Morgan did, however he is at all times been there for her as a good friend.
“There’s a difference between bigotry, prejudice, and racism,” Underwood later expressed. “To speak upon something and not accept what she is saying, what Meghan has been saying, it could be true, and the responses to that could be true and the fact that you don’t even want to take into consideration that her desire to want to end her own life is connected to her race. That dismissal makes it a racist situation.”
Welteroth then added, “You’re entitled to the rest of your opinions, but when you bypass her experience and you don’t acknowledge that experience of racism, you are distracting with all of this other information about being a royalist.”
In response to Meghan and Prince Harry’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Morgan mentioned on Monday’s GMB, “I’m sorry, I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle.”
A day later, he stormed off the morning present set after he was confronted about his remark concerning Meghan by TV character Alex Beresford. It was introduced that very same day that he was exiting this system after six years, and was standing by his assertion.
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