Sharon Osbourne is throwing her support behind controversial UK TV host, and good friend, Piers Morgan.
Earlier this week, the pugnacious British presenter lost his high-profile breakfast TV slot over scathing attacks on Prince Harry’s wife Meghan.
“On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK,” Morgan said in a characteristically combative Tweet on Wednesday morning.
“Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions,” he told his 7.8 million Twitter followers.
He added a photo of Winston Churchill with a quote on the topic of free speech.
In response, TV personality Sharon Osbourne tweeted her support for Morgan, writing: “@piersmorgan 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.”
. @piersmorgan 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.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 9, 2021
The 68-year-old has since clarified her tweet on ‘The Talk’, explaining: “I know he has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech.”
“Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion.”
She added, “But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he’s racist?”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 10, 2021
Viewers have since taken to social media to call for Osbourne’s resignation from ‘The Talk’.