THE Talk’s Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood “refused to apologize” on air after their blowout fight on Wednesday’s episode, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood ‘refused to apologize’ after their fight on Wednesday’s episodeCredit: CBS
Amanda Kloots opened Thursday’s episode of The Talk by addressing the fight, as she said: “We are a TV family here. Sometimes we argue like we did yesterday and sometimes we laugh, but we are back together again today and we are ready to start today’s show!”
The women then discussed show topics, as Sharon and Sheryl did not issue any apologies.
A source told The Sun both sides “refused to apologize.”
The insider claimed: “Sheryl and Elaine did not want to look weak to the black community who think they went out of their way to educate Sharon. Sharon does not trust that Sheryl and Elaine wouldn’t bury her further on air.
Sharon ‘did not trust’ Sheryl and Elaine wouldn’t ‘bury her further’Credit: CBS
Sheryl and Elaine did not want to ‘look weak’
Elaine defended Sheryl in the altercationCredit: CBS
“She does not want to apologize when she feels she was attacked on air for supporting a friend. It was an impasse and there is still tension you can cut with a knife.”
The source continued to claim: “The damage is done. Mrs. O will never forgive Sheryl for ambushing her with that question and seeming to paint her out to be racist on live television. That bridge is forever burned.
“Mrs. O left the set sobbing yesterday so hurt by what transpired.”
Viewers commented on the tension between the co-hosts throughout the episode.
Viewers noticed tension between Sharon and Sheryl on Thursday’s episodeCredit: CBS
One tweeted: “Okay @TheTalkCBS is super awkward, uncomfortable and cringey & we all know why! Sharon owes her co-hosts an apology!”
A second wrote: “The air is so thick you could cut it with a knife.”
A third commented: “Yep… that air is a bit thick between Sheryl and Sharon today. Sharon looks uncomfortable. Sheryl’s gettin’ on with ease because, like many of us, she’s had to do that before. But trust, she hasn’t forgotten.”
Sharon said on Wednesday’s show: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’
The fight started when Sharon supported her friend Piers Morgan’s scrutiny of Meghan MarkleCredit: CBS
“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist.
“What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”
Sheryl disagreed with Sharon’s comments, as she acknowledged Piers showed “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan” last time he appeared on their talk show.
Sharon continued: “I have friends in my life and I speak up for my friend. If he ever needed me, I’d be there for him.
Sharon felt she was attacked by Sheryl and Elaine for supporting himCredit: CBS
“But I 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.”
When Sheryl said “well…” Sharon screamed: “Well? Well what? Well what?”
Sheryl then tried to go to commercial break, but as cameras cut back to the studio, the mom-of-three was seen crying on set.
Sharon fired at her co-star when the show returned: “I’ll ask you again Sheryl because I’ve been asking during the break…
Sharon cried during the altercation, as she felt they were insinuating she is racistCredit: CBS
“Oh and don’t try to cry, if anyone should be crying it should be me! This is the situation… educate me, tell me where you have heard him say racist things. Educate me!”
Sheryl then explained: “It’s not the exact words of racism it’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it, that’s what makes it racist.
“But right now I’m talking to a woman that is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say we’re attacking you for being racist.”
Sharon then laughed and rolled her eyes before quipping: “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”
Staff is petrified Sharon, the only original cast member, will quit the seriesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
An insider told The Sun that staffers are “petrified” Sharon, the only original cast member, will quit.
The source claimed: “Sharon is hurt that she was attacked on air. She feels she was made to look bad. She feels betrayed and that no one at the show has her back.”
The source added: “If Sharon quits the show will most certainly be canceled. No one will watch without Sharon.
Piers quit Good Morning Britain after the show’s weatherman called him out for his constant scrutiny of the former Duchess of Sussex
Meghan revealed she was suicidal during her time as a full-time royal memberCredit: CBS
“We are still the lowest rated of all network shows, down more than 30 percent from last year.”
Viewer reaction to the fight has been mixed, as many defended Mrs. O, while others took Sheryl and Elaine’s side.
On Monday, Piers resigned as host of Good Morning Britain after execs said they wanted him to apologize on air following his clash with the show’s weatherman, Alex Beresford, 40, over Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
But Piers said he was not willing to apologize, and quit — ending his six-year stint on the morning show.
After it was announced he would not return, Sharon tweeted: “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.”
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