Sharon Osbourne‘s 11-year stint on ‘The Talk’ has come to an end.
The media maven had been under fire for her conduct on the March 10 edition of the daytime show – so much so that she was subject to a CBS investigation.
Osbourne fell foul of favor after a shocking eruption during a race debate with Sheryl Underwood after her support of Piers Morgan‘s widely-condemned comments about Meghan Markle.
All, it seems, has led to her exit from the show.
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CBS confirmed that Osbourne decided to leave ‘The Talk’ and followed up with the following statement:
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.
At the same time, we acknowledge the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast as it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.
During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew. Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.
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— gregarious (@mistergeezy) March 11, 2021