Sharon Osbourne quits the US show, The Talk after an avid on-air dispute on racism earlier this month.
Osbourne defended broadcaster Piers Morgan over his criticism of the interview given by Megan Markle to Oprah. That led to a clash between co-host Sheryl Underwood. Sheryl accused Osbourne of providing validation to racist views.
TV network CBS took The Talk off the air while it carried out an investigation.
In a statement on Friday, CBS said the event of the 10 March episode was upsetting. Moreover, it was concerning to all, even the ones watching it at home.
It says Sharon’s behavior towards co-hosts did not align with our values for a respectable workplace during the show.
It added that the review did not find any proof to support Sharon’s charges. Over the contentious discussion has been arranged by producers.
However, CBS said that it approved the network, studio teams, and producers were liable for what occurred during the broadcast. As it was clear that the staff did not adequately prepare the co-hosts for complex and sensitive discussions involving race.
What happened at Oprah Winfrey’s talk show?
The Talk’s series came after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave a tense interview with American talk show host Orpah Winfrey.
In the interview, the Duchess said that she suffered from her mental health. Additionally, Megan had suicidal thoughts while she was an active working member of the royal family.
The day after the interview aired in early March, Piers commented to the viewers on the Good Morning Britain breakfast show. He said that he did not believe a single word the Duchess of Sussex had said.
Morgan’s comment led to thousands of complaints in his name to his broadcasting network. Moreover, Morgan had to quit ITV due to this.
Sharen Osbourne, 68, was one of the first people to voice in support of Mr. Morgan. She argued that he had the right to express his opinions.