Meghan-Harry interview: 'The Talk' host Sharon Osbourne defends Piers Morgan
Sharon Osbourne, the host of The Talk on CBS, was seen defending the English television host Piers Morgan on Wednesday after he slammed Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey. Osbourne almost broke down in tears during her show when pressed by co-host Sheryl Underwood to explain her stance on the whole situation and why she defended Morgan. Here's what happened.
Osbourne tweeted yesterday in support of Morgan saying, "I stand by you. People forget that you're paid for your opinion and that you're just speaking your truth. (sic)" Morgan, who resigned from the ITV talk show Good Morning Britain on Tuesday, after his comments on Markle, thanked Osbourne. "I love Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself, (sic)" he tweeted.
After @piersmorgan announced he was quitting @GMB his good friend @MrsSOsbourne joined us to discuss. Mrs. O spoke to @LauraTrevelyan about his decision, the #RoyalFamily's failure to support #MeghanMarkle, and what's next for Piers. Always a delight to have Mrs. O on. #BBCNews pic.twitter.com/MdnIq58n6h— Kieron Mirchandani-Cooper (@kieronmirch) March 9, 2021
On Wednesday, when Underwood told Osbourne that by supporting Morgan, she could be defending his racist comments. She replied, "I very much feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist." With tears, Osbourne asked Underwood to explain which comments of Morgan were racist.
To recall, Morgan went after Markle on Monday on Good Morning Britain. Once a friend to Markle, Morgan dismissed the racist allegations leveled by her during the interview with Winfrey. He defended the Royal family and downplayed Markle's struggle with mental health and suicidal thoughts. "I'm sorry, I don't believe a word she said, Meghan Markle," Morgan had said.
After he departed from Good Morning Britain, Morgan wrote on Twitter that he believes in freedom of speech and still thinks Markle is lying. Morgan tweeted, "I've had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don't (believe her). If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I'm happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. (sic)"
Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, laid it all out in their interview. Besides talking about their relationship with the Royals, the couple also mentioned their struggle with mental health. It had driven their decision to quit the British monarchy last year. Markle told Winfrey that her plea for help was rebuffed by a senior member of the institution.
After Markle's admission of her struggle with mental health became public, the White House applauded her for showing courage. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters, "For anyone to come forward and speak about their own struggles with mental health and tell their own personal story, that takes courage, and that's certainly something the President (Joe Biden) believes."