What is going on on with Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood?

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Did Sharon Osbourne apologize to Sheryl Underwood after their blow-up on “The Speak,” as she mentioned she did? Underwood says Osbourne didn’t name. Osbourne says she texted 3 times.

Underwood says texts aren’t the identical as a cellphone name to say you’re sorry.

The controversy over allegations of racism that just lately price Osbourne her job on the CBS daytime present appears to be sputtering out, with the British TV character speaking to the Day by day Mail’s web site and Underwood talking out on three episodes of her podcast in regards to the particulars of what went down. One concern was the apologies.

Underwood mentioned she apologized in individual to Osbourne: “Did it on the air. Did it afterwards. Did it between the Thursday exhibits [that they taped the next day],” she mentioned in one in every of three podcasts devoted to the subject. “And that’s my disappointment. That’s the place I’ve a disappointment. As a result of right here I’m, once more, saying forgive me and settle for my apology.”

Underwood mentioned she and Osbourne had been “quick pals” earlier than the March 10 on-air incident when Osbourne spiraled as she defined her protection of pal Piers Morgan’s freedom of speech and his inflammatory feedback about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. The dialogue grew heated as an emotional Osbourne went on the defensive with Underwood and fellow co-hosts Elaine Welteroth and Amanda Kloots.

Underwood acknowledged in her Saturday podcast episode that afterward “there have been reaches out to say I perceive what you’re going by and I do know you want your area.” She instructed that she didn’t reply to Osbourne’s texts as a result of she was afraid that “harmless” responses would possibly wind up someplace in a narrative, as many articles in regards to the drama featured quotes from nameless sources.

“There was a lot swirling round within the media … so that you don’t know who you possibly can speak to,” Underwood mentioned.

“This factor obtained so huge, it wasn’t even about me anymore,” the comedian mentioned. She mentioned it rapidly obtained to a spot the place there was no position for her anymore by way of saving Osbourne’s job. “If this had performed out otherwise,” she mentioned (maybe with out Osbourne doing interviews throughout the investigation), there would have been no departure from the present.

Underwood mentioned she thought Osbourne wasn’t getting good recommendation and counsel throughout the investigation.

However apparently all Osbourne took away from the podcasts was that Underwood mentioned the previous “America’s Acquired Expertise” choose hadn’t apologized to her in any respect. So on Tuesday Osbourne produced receipts with three textual content messages she had despatched and alleged she had apologized to Underwood in individual as properly.

“I not solely despatched these messages to Sheryl however I apologized to her in individual in her dressing room,” Osbourne informed the Day by day Mail, which included her textual content screengrabs. “Why are you saying I by no means apologized, Sheryl? What are you making an attempt to do to me?

“Why are you making an attempt to destroy my status? Simply be trustworthy. Inform me,” she mentioned.

Sharon’s preliminary textual content apology, despatched March 12, reads as follows, in line with screengrabs:

“Sheryl, My coronary heart is heavy and I’m deeply saddened by the occasions that transpired on Wednesday. I don’t wish to lose my true pal over this. Im sorry for telling you to f— off throughout the break, I’m sorry for accusing you of pretend crying whereas we had been reside on air and I’m sorry for shedding my mood with you. I felt shocked, scared and saddened by what felt like [it] was a blind sided assault. You recognize me. You understand how I’ve all the time had your again. We’ve outlasted everybody at this present and that’s as a result of we’ve all the time been a workforce and had one another[‘s] backs. I take into account you a real pal. If you wish to speak over the weekend I’m right here. As soon as once more from the underside of my coronary heart I’m sorry. If there something You want from me or that I can do that can assist you heal? Love and respect all the time — Sharon.”

The next textual content, dated three days later, was the one which referred to needing area and invited Underwood to speak over the weekend. A 3rd, dated March 18, merely mentioned Osbourne was pondering of Underwood and sending her love.

By the way, Osbourne had accused community executives of offering questions designed to impress a response from her when the present revisited her preliminary protection of Morgan towards allegations of racism. (Morgan’s disbelief of what Meghan informed Oprah Winfrey in a CBS interview was racist, Underwood and others mentioned.)

“The Speak” went on a brief hiatus after the episodes that taped March 11. That hiatus was prolonged, however the present will lastly return this coming Monday. CBS carried out an investigation of occasions throughout the break, and on March 26 it was introduced that Osbourne was leaving the present.

“The occasions of the March 10 broadcast had been upsetting to everybody concerned, together with the viewers watching at dwelling,” CBS mentioned in an announcement. “As a part of our evaluation, we concluded that Sharon’s habits towards her co-hosts throughout the March 10 episode didn’t align with our values for a respectful office. We additionally didn’t discover any proof that CBS executives orchestrated the dialogue or blindsided any of the hosts.”

In the course of the hiatus, “The Speak” hosts, workers and crew had been supplied workshops, listening periods and coaching about fairness, inclusion and cultural consciousness, the community mentioned. Underwood acknowledged these courses in one in every of her podcasts.

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