The Discuss Hiatus Prolonged as Claims Towards Sharon Osbourne Mount


There can be no recent chatter on CBS’ The Discuss this week.


Per The Hollywood Reporter, the daytime discuss present’s hiatus has been prolonged by one other week.


The sequence was plunged into chaos following a heated debate between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood following Osbourne’s protection of Piers Morgan.


An inner investigation was launched when CBS introduced the sequence wouldn’t be airing on Monday or Tuesday, but it surely seems the investigation continues to be very a lot underway,


“CBS is dedicated to a various, inclusive and respectful office throughout all of our productions. We’re additionally very conscious of the necessary issues expressed and discussions happening relating to occasions on The Discuss,” reads an announcement obtained by THR. 


“This features a course of the place all voices are heard, claims are investigated and acceptable motion is taken the place mandatory. The present will prolong its manufacturing hiatus till subsequent Tuesday as we proceed to evaluate these points.”


Osbourne’s protection of Morgan got here after he stormed off Good Morning Britain’s set after being criticized for his feedback on Meghan Markle.


Underwood advised Osbourne throughout the episode that by standing by her good friend, “it seems that you’re giving validation or secure haven to one thing that he has uttered that’s racist.”


Osbourne stated that she felt like she was being put “within the electrical chair” as a result of she was defending a good friend individuals imagine is racist.


“Educate me, inform me when you’ve gotten heard him say racist issues?” she advised Underwood.


“I very a lot really feel like I’m about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a good friend, who many individuals assume is a racist, in order that makes me a racist?”


Osbourne issued an apology on social media by which she stated she “panicked, felt blindsided, obtained defensive” throughout her trade with Underwood.


“After some reflection, after sitting together with your feedback & sitting with my coronary heart I wish to handle the dialogue on The Discuss this previous Wednesday,” she stated within the assertion.


“I’ve all the time been embraced with a lot love & help from the black neighborhood & I’ve deep respect & love for the black neighborhood.”


She continued: “To anybody of shade that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down by what I stated, I’m really sorry. I panicked, felt blindsided, obtained defensive & allowed my worry & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”


Osbourne stated, “there are only a few issues that damage my coronary heart greater than racism” and insisted that the affiliation “spun me quick.”


Osborne clarified her stance on the matter, saying that she doesn’t “condone racism, misogyny or bullying.” Referring to her earlier tweet about Morgan, she stated:


“Please hear me after I say I don’t condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I ought to have been extra particular about that in my tweet. I’ll all the time help freedom of speech, however now I see how I unintentionally did not make that clear distinction.”


She concluded her message by saying she hoped “we will collectively proceed to be taught from one another & from ourselves so we will all proceed to pave the way in which for a lot wanted progress & change.”


Morgan exited Good Morning Britain after six years following his controversial feedback on Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry.


“I imagine in freedom of speech, I imagine in the proper to be allowed to have an opinion,” he advised reporters exterior his dwelling. “If individuals wish to imagine Meghan Markle, that is fully their proper.”


Extra individuals have now spoken out towards Osbourne, nevertheless. Former forged member Holly Robinson Peete stated that Osbourne made racist feedback about her earlier than she was let go from the sequence.


Yashar Ali, a distinguished journalist, went public with a substack on Tuesday by which he detailed racist language on the set of the sequence.


He additionally featured quotes from the previous star Leah Remini and accounts of 11 individuals related to the sequence.

Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.



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