Sharon Osbourne Apologizes for ‘Panicked’ Defense of Piers Morgan After Meltdown Goes Viral

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Sharon Osbourne apologized for her defense of Piers Morgan on Friday — explaining that she “got defensive” after feeling “panicked” and “blindsided.”

Osbourne’s defense of Morgan’s right to an opinion turned into an on-air melt down, as she lashed out at her co-hosts on the CBS chat show The Talk, eventually demanding that Sheryl Underwood “educate” her on Morgan’s accused racism.

“I’m not racist, neither is Piers racist, and I hate the fact of even saying I’m not racist, it’s a terrible evil word to call anybody without knowledge of that,” she said, later adding, “I think when people like Piers, which we should keep it about Piers, I think when they are more outraged at
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