CBS launched an inside investigation over a latest episode of “The Discuss” by which Sharon Osbourne defended Piers Morgan’s feedback about Meghan Markle.
“We’re dedicated to a various, inclusive, and respectful office,” the assertion stated. “All issues associated to the Wednesday episode of The Discuss are at the moment underneath inside evaluation.”
CBS didn’t instantly return Insider’s request for remark.
The evaluation comes two days after Osbourne received right into a heated trade along with her co-host, Sheryl Underwood, whereas defending Piers Morgan throughout Wednesday’s episode of “The Discuss.”
After “Oprah with Meghan and Harry” debuted, Piers appeared on “Good Morning Britain,” the place he known as Markle, 39, a liar and instructed her story about feeling suicidal whereas at Kensington Palace was false.
UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom introduced an investigation into Morgan after it acquired greater than 41,000 complaints in regards to the statements. Markle made a formal criticism to ITV over Piers’ feedback about her psychological well being.
Morgan, who has been an outspoken critic of Markle, has since give up this system.
Osbourne, 68, stated she stood by Morgan in a Twitter post and doubled down on her protection throughout “The Discuss.”
—Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
Underwood, 57, instructed Osbourne that individuals interpreted her protection of Morgan as giving “validation and a protected haven to one thing that he has uttered that’s racist.”
“I do not know what he is uttered that is racist,” Osbourne stated. “I am not making an attempt to slip out of this one. Inform me, what has he uttered that is racist?”
She added: “I really feel like I am about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a buddy who many individuals suppose is racist, in order that makes me a racist. For me at 68 years of age to have to show round and say, ‘I ain’t racist,’ what’s it received to do with me? How can I be racist about anyone … or something in my life? How can I?”
Osbourne was heard cursing because the present lower to industrial break. When the present returned, Osbourne was visibly upset and requested Underwood to “educate her.”
“I’ll ask you once more, Sheryl. I have been asking you in the course of the break. And do not attempt to cry as a result of if anybody ought to be crying, it ought to be me,” Osbourne stated. “That is the scenario: You inform me the place you’ve got heard him say racist issues. Educate me.”
Osbourne apologized for her remarks, whereas Morgan known as for an apology from “The Discuss”
On Friday, Osbourne shared a lengthy apology to Twitter.
“I’ve at all times been embraced with a lot love and help from the black group and I’ve deep respect and love for the black group,” she wrote. “To anybody of shade that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down by what I stated, I’m actually sorry.”
Osbourne stated she “panicked, felt blindsided, received defensive, and allowed my concern and horror of being accused of being racist take over” in the course of the trade.
“There are only a few issues that harm my coronary heart greater than racism so to really feel related to that spun me quick!” she wrote.
—Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 12, 2021
Hours later, Morgan demanded an apology from “The Discuss” for his or her feedback about him. He stated that Osbourne had been “shamed & bullied into apologising.”
Celebrities have criticized Morgan for his remarks, together with Chelsea Handler calling him an a—–e and Jameela Jamil saying she contemplated suicide after Morgan’s “relentless marketing campaign of lies and hatred” in opposition to her.