SHARON Osbourne exploded on her The Talk co-host, Sheryl Underwood, during a furious fight about Piers Morgan’s comments on Meghan Markle.
The British personality broke down in tears during a lengthy discussion on live TV about her choice to defend her friend’s intense scrutiny over the years about the former Duchess of Sussex.
Today’s episode of The Talk dedicated nearly half of its show to backlash Sharon, 68, has received since tweeting her support of ex Good Morning Britain host, Piers.
After fans slammed Ozzy Osbourne’s wife as also being “racist,” she said at the top of the program: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’
“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist. It’s a terrible, evil word to call anyone that’s not knowledge of that.
“What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”
However, her co-host Sheryl, 57, appeared unimpressed with Sharon’s comments, as she acknowledged Piers showed “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan” last time he appeared on their talk show.
The comedian began getting emotional as she turned to Sharon and asked what she would say to people who have a problem with her defense of Piers.
“I have friends in my life and I speak up for my friend. If he ever needed me, I’d be there for him.
“But I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist so that makes me a racist,” she said.
Tension continued to rise when Sheryl chimed in, simply saying “well…” which triggered Sharon to shout back: “Well? Well What? Well what?”
Sheryl tossed the segment to a commercial break but as cameras cut back to the studio, the mom-of-three was seen crying on set.
As she wiped away her teas, Sharon fired off at her co-star: “I’ll ask you again Sheryl because I’ve been asking during the break…
“Oh and don’t try to cry, if anyone should be crying it should be me! This is the situation… educate me, tell me where you have heard him say racist things. Educate me!”
Sheryl then explained: “It’s not the exact words of racism it’s the implication and the reaction to it.
“To not want to address that because she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it, that’s what makes it racist.
“But right now I’m talking to a woman that is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say we’re attacking you for being racist.”
However, Sharon did not seem pleased as she laughed and rolled her eyes, before she quipped: “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”
Fans bashed Sharon after the feud – with some claiming she was "combative" and "argumentative" to her cast mates.
On Monday, Piers resigned as host of Good Morning Britain after execs said they wanted him to apologize on air following his heated clash with the show’s weatherman, Alex Beresford, 40, over Meghan's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Alex criticized Piers for his reaction to Meghan's claims she contemplated suicide and was racially abused by the royal family.
But Piers said he was not willing to apologize, and walked — bringing an immediate end to his six-year stint on the morning show.
After it was announced he would not return Sharon tweeted: "I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth."
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