In a recent interview with The New York Post, Sharon Osbourne expressed her disapproval of the woke culture prevalent today.
The music manager, who is 69 years old and has previously managed her husband Ozzy Osbourne and her husband’s band Black Sabbath, said the following to the Post: “Woke people are like born-agains. It’s like a religion.
“The woke people, they are entitled to opinions, God bless them, even though they bore me to death – but the rest of us are not.”
“They have a new word every day, and a new campaign every day, and if anyone goes against it … what? We’re the devil? They certainly act like we are,” she added.
Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, and two of their children, Kelly and Jack, were featured in the first season of the reality television show The Osbournes, which aired from 2002 to 2005. This show followed the daily lives of Sharon Osbourne, her husband, and two of her children. It is widely considered to have been the first celebrity reality TV show, having debuted several years before Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
The mother of three has, in the past, been very outspoken about her right to an opinion, tweeting her support for her longtime friend and controversial British TV personality, Piers Morgan, who believed that Meghan Markle was exaggerating her experience of racism while residing in the United Kingdom. Piers Morgan believed that Meghan Markle was exaggerating her experience of racism while residing in the United Kingdom.
“I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report,” Morgan had tweeted in response to the allegations that Markle had made during her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
I wouldn’t believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 8, 2021
“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,” Osbourne replied soon after.
. @piersmorgan 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.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
The following morning, Osbourne, who was a host on the US talk show The Talk, was forced to defend herself on the show after users of social media accused her of supporting racism. The allegations were made against her while she was hosting the show.
During that portion of the show, Sheryl Underwood, Osbourne’s co-host, inquired as to what Osbourne’s response was to those individuals who believed she gave validation to something Morgan had “uttered” that was “racist.”
In response, Osbourne inquired of Underwood what it was that Morgan had supposedly said that was racist. As the conversation started to get more heated, Osbourne made the following statement: “I feel even 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… What’s it got to do with me? How can I be racist about anybody?”
Soon after the episode aired, CBS issued a statement in which they revealed that Osbourne would be leaving the show after serving as a host for the previous 12 years: “Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk.’ 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,” the statement continued, according to Page Six.
Osbourne is currently promoting her newest docuseries on Fox Nation called To Hell and Back. The series documents her well-known departure from The Talk as well as her thoughts on woke culture. The recent interview with The Post comes at the same time as the promotion tour.
“Woke people want to be accepted by everybody, but why can’t non-woke people be accepted by them? I’m not talking about hate groups – they are the worst in the world – but we need to let people have opinions,” she told the Post.
“If our opinions get taken away, we might as well be living in China. [Woke people] tell you what to say and how to behave. If that is how you want to live your life, good for you. But it ain’t for me,” she added.