Sharon Osbourne, who judged ‘America’s Got Talent’ alongside Piers Morgan for five seasons, is getting some blowback for her analysis of why the former ‘Good Morning Britain’ host is the way he is when it comes to Meghan Markle.
And she supported her friend on ‘The Talk’ and on social media but was near to tears as she proclaimed on the show that neither she nor Piers Morgan was racist, and she said that they pay him for his opinion – he’s a royalist and there’s nothing wrong with that – it was the generation that he was born into and that they were all taught to be royalists.
She said that Piers Morgans family has a strong military background, implying that magnified his royalist leanings, and she said that you fight for your Queen and your country, and he’s a royalist and that she believed that he was hurt by Meghan Markle, and that was why he wouldn’t drop it, and that it was a personal thing for him.
Piers Morgan left ‘Good Morning Britain’ in a huff after fiery clashes with his cohosts over the former ‘Suits’ actress and the highly watched interview she and Prince Harry did with Oprah Winfrey.
The chat aired Sunday in the US and on Monday night in the United Kingdom, and according to CBS, which aired the special again on Friday night, it had been viewed by nearly 50 million people as of Tuesday.
Sharon Osbourne said that Piers Morgan is what he is and that he’s paid for his opinion as well, and Piers Morgan tweeted that when stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away, and he said that he loves Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself.
Sharon Osbourne also wrote that she thought that Piers Morgan, rather than walking off the set, should have stayed and listened to the very good case that weather presenter Alex Beresford was making.
Alex Beresford himself said he didn’t want Piers Morgan to leave their morning show on ITV, but that he did want him to listen, but ‘The Talk’ cohost Elaine Welteroth saw it differently, and she quoted her mother: “If you can’t stand the heat, you better get out the kitchen”.
And the former Teen Vogue editor said, this is someone who somehow can’t stand the heat even though he dishes it every single day, and that he’d been roasting Meghan Markle and Harry for years. So if he can’t handle someone criticising him, then she didn’t know why he got paid for his opinions.
But Sharon Osbourne is missing the point, and the point was that Piers Morgan was so absorbed in his criticisms of Meghan Markle that he didn’t know when he’d crossed the line, and Piers Morgan has been unprofessional, biased and unethical in the way he’s handled this, and his personal feelings about Meghan Markle has blinded his reporting.
Just because something happens in one’s personal life, it shouldn’t spill over into their professional life, as it did with Piers Morgan, and the implication is, would he have been so harsh and unprofessional had a white person done what he accused Meghan Markle of? And Sharon Osbourne is defending unfairly and is blinded by her friendship with Piers Morgan.
Sharon Osbourne may not be a racist, but she does appear to admire Piers Morgan who seems to be a class A scumbag and a self-absorbed narcissist because everything has to be about him and any opinion he has we should all take with a pinch of salt.