In reflecting on the heated on-air exchange with her co-host on The Talk, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood revealed she “slept well.”
“I got a good night’s sleep. I slept well because I didn’t do anything to anybody,” the comedian-actress said on a recent episode of her podcast, The World According to Sheryl.
During the March 10 episode of the show, in discussing the bombshell interview between Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah Winfrey, and its aftermath, Osbourne came to the defense of former Good Morning Britain lead anchor, Piers Morgan. Morgan publicly dismissed Markle’s accusations including her struggle with mental health as a member of a British Royal Family.
On The Talk, Underwood asked Osbourne, “What would you say to people who may feel that while you’re standing by your friend, it appears that you give validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist?”
From there, the conversation erupted and ended with Osbourne demanding Underwood “educate” her on racism.
On her podcast, Underwood revealed she’d tried to explain in the moment how overt and covert racism is different and shared what being on set was like following the on-air blow-up.
“As soon as the yelling and the screaming happened, it was already and over,” she added.
“I don’t know what’s in Sharon’s heart, I don’t know what she’s feeling,” Underwood shared later on in the podcast episode. “The only feelings I can control….are my own.”
Underwood said they “squashed it” after Osbourne approached her following the on-air exchange.
CBS extended the show’s hiatus following the interaction for another week after additional allegations have come out against Osbourne from former colleagues who allege she used racist and homophobic slurs against them.
The show is set to come back on air Tuesday (March 23).
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