Sharon Osbourne has ended her relationship with CBS talk show, The Talk, following her race controversy.
The network made the announcement, stating that Osbourne made the decision to leave the show which went on hiatus on March 12.
The statement by CBSreads:
“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.”
Recall that Sharon Osbourne has aided with Piers Morgan in his attack against Meghan Markle and also gaslighted her co-host, Sheryl Underwood during a discussion on the issue.
The Talk will resume on air on April 12, 2021