Sherri Shepherd is weighing in on the heated exchange between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood on “The Talk.”
During an episode of “The Talk” Osbourne and Underwood got into an on-air tiff about racism after Osbourne defended Piers Morgan for his controversial comments about Duchess Meghan. During the exchange, Underwood got emotional to which Osbourne fired back at her, saying: “Don’t try and cry because if anyone should be crying, it should be me.”
The former “The View” co-host spoke to Yahoo Entertainment in an interview published Tuesday and discussed the spat between Osbourne and Underwood, saying Osbourne’s comments to Underwood “crosses the line” and were “unfair.”
“It crosses the line when you’re a grownup and somebody tells you what you can and cannot do emotionally,” Shepherd said.
Former "The View" host Sherri Shepherd weighed in on the "The Talk" controversy between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood. (Photo: Charles Sykes, Invision/AP)
“I think nobody has been talking about Sheryl Underwood and what she’s had to go through,” Shepherd said. “I think everybody’s been talking about Sharon, Sharon, Sharon but what did Sheryl Underwood have to go through on ‘The Talk’ when she had to speak in very slow and measured terms?”
Shepherd said it was unfair to Underwood to have to measure what she said while Osbourne was able to speak with more passion.
“That’s very unfair and I think it was a trigger for a lot of women who have to be in that situation of somebody treating you like you’re less than,” she added.
The talk show veteran looked on her days at the desk on “The View” and admitted that she had spats with her co-hosts but they never got as out of hand as the one on “The Talk.”
“When I was at ‘The View,’ we never had an implosion because we had a great deal of respect for each other,” Shepherd said. “If we would get into spats, an apology came right away.”
“The Talk” remains on hiatus until March 29 while an investigation on the controversial episode is underway. CBS said the show was originally put on hiatus until March 17 and was pushed again to March 23 for the NCAA basketball tournament.
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