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12th Mar 2021

Sharon Osbourne apologises for comments made after Piers Morgan row

“To anyone of color that I offended I am truly sorry.”

Sharon Osbourne has issued an apology in relation to her defence of Piers Morgan earlier this week.

When Morgan left Good Morning Britain following scathing comments about Meghan Markel, Osbourne tweeted her support.

The former X Factor judge told Piers that she stands with him, adding that “People forget that you’re paid for opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”

Additionally, Osbourne commented on the situation on the US show The Talk earlier this week. She said “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.”

Since then, however, Sharon has apologised for her comments. Earlier this morning, she shared a written apology on Twitter.

“I have always been embraced with so much love & support from the black community & I have deep respect & love for the black community. To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.”

Osbourne went on to say that she felt “panicked” and “blindsided” and allowed her “fear of being accused of being racist take over”.

She added that she is “not perfect”, “still learning” and pledged to “learn, listen and do better”.

In her apology, Sharon claimed that she does not condone racism, misogyny or bullying. She insisted that she will “always support free speech”, but admitted that her tweet didn’t make a “clear distinction”.

Sharon initially came under fire for supporting Piers Morgan. Earlier this week, the TV presenter said that he did not “believe” Meghan Markle’s account of life as a royal.

In her interview with Oprah, Markle stated that she had suicidal thoughts while in the royal family. She also revealed that a member of the family had “concerns” about her son’s skin tone.