Piers Morgan Slams CBS For Driving Sharon Osbourne Out of ‘The Talk’

Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne split. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Piers Morgan is defending Sharon Osbourne after she was pushed out of The Talk.

On Friday, CBS announced Osbourne’s exit from the daytime talk show, saying her comments on the March 10 episode “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

Following the announcement, Morgan slammed the network on Twitter for driving Osbourne out: “What’s happened to @MrsSOsbourne is an absolute disgrace that shames CBS. Bullied out of her job for defending me against an invented slur of racism because I don’t believe a liar.”

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In his weekend column in The Mail on Sunday, Morgan praised Osbourne, criticized The Talk, unloaded on Meghan Markle, and offered more detail on his exit from Good Morning Britain.

In the article, the British TV personality detailed his version of events nearly day-by-day, from Markle’s tell-all interview to Osbourne’s exit from The Talk.

He called Osbourne a “true friend” for coming to his defense after he was ousted from GMB for criticizing Markle and storming off set.

“This took real guts, knowing it would enrage the ultra-woke crowd in Hollywood where she lives and works. ‘When stuff like this happens,’ I replied, ‘true friends run towards you, fake friends run away,’” he wrote.

Later in the column, Morgan referenced the explosive episode on The Talk in which Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood had a heated exchange about race after Osbourne defended Morgan.

“Disgracefully, Sharon was bullied into making a grovelling public apology the following day for getting angry with Underwood, but of course, this hasn’t placated her woke tormentors from continuing to tear her to pieces,” he added.

Morgan continued, “Sharon Osbourne’s quit The Talk, driven out for the crime of defending me, a friend she knows isn’t racist, from a co-worker saying I’m racist simply because I disbelieve Meghan Markle. It’s outrageous, but what’s happened to Sharon and me in the past fortnight isn’t really about Ms Markle… No, it’s about a far bigger issue than one delusional duchess, and that’s everyone’s right to be free to express our honestly held opinions, forcefully and passionately if we feel like it.”

“It’s time to cancel the cancel culture before it kills our culture,” he ended the column.

Morgan exited GMB earlier this month after the show received 41,000 complaints about his comments following Markle’s March 7 interview with Oprah Winfrey.