By Sarah Finley
Sharon Osbourne has appeared on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher to give her first interview since she quit her daytime TV show The Talk.
In the interview, she discussed her heated conversation on The Talk with her former co-host Sheryl Underwood where they had debated whether or not Piers Morgan, a long-time friend of Sharon's, made racist remarks about Megan Markle.
She went on to talk about how she felt about being called a racist and her departure from the show - which she co-presented for over 10 years.
"I've been called so many things in my life. I am so used to being called names, but a 'racist' is one I will not take." – @MrsSOsbourne #RealTime pic.twitter.com/Wek5IwqhxyApril 17, 2021
Last month when Sharon defended Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle on GMB, CBS paused production of the chat show to investigate Sharon’s controversial discussion on race with fellow host Sheryl Underwood.
Sharon later released a statement via Twitter to apologize for her words and to explain that her reaction and argument came as she felt 'blindsided' and she had let her 'fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over'. However, a couple of weeks later CBS announced that Sharon would no longer be hosting the show.
On the US chat show last night Sharon spoke about her comments, saying: “I’ve been called so many things in my life. I am so used to being called names but racist is one I will not take.”
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While the TV presenter also went on to talk about being fired from the show, claiming she was okay, "I’m fine. I’m a fighter," Sharon said.
Meanwhile her former host Sheryl says that Sharon hasn't apologized to her, but said on The Talk: "People have asked me, 'Well, if you see Sharon, what would you do?'"
"If she greeted me warmly and sincerely, I would give her back the same because we've been on this show for 10 years."
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