Sharon Osbourne Will No Longer Be A Host On "The Talk," After A Segment About Race Sparked An Investigation And Series Hiatus
She had been on the show for 11 years.
CBS announced the news in a statement, saying, "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 cohosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace."
Sharon posted an apology shortly after the incident, but in an interview with Variety, said she "felt blindsided" and blamed the network.
But CBS denied these claims in their statement, saying, "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 cohosts 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.