Sharon Osbourne has issued am apology following her "awkward" appearance on The Talk on Wednesday which saw her throw support behind Piers Morgan.

The 68-year-old became noticeably upset after host Sheryl Underwood had approached the subject of racism following after Piers had opted to step down from his role on Good Morning Britain.

As the interview turned heated, Sharon remain defiant that she was unclear about her friend's comments being deemed as "racist" as she demanded for Sherly to "educate" her.

In light of Mrs O's latest statement it would appear she has done some lengthy reflection as fans divisively took to Twitter to air their disgust or praise.

Dwelling on the situation, Mrs O wanted to provide some comfort and clarity for those she may have offended during her outburst on the show.

She said: "After some reflection, after sitting with your comments and sitting with my heart I would like to address the discussion on The Talk this past Wednesday.

"I have always been embraced with so much love and support from the black community and I have the deep respect and love for the black community.

"To anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry."

It was clear during the interview that Sharon had been unprepared for Sheryl's approach to the very important and topical subject matter.

Sharon went on: "I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive and allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being a racist take over.

"There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast."

Ozzy's wife added: "I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us and will continue to learn, listen and do better.

"Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I should have been more specific about that in my tweet.

"I will always support freedom of speech, but now I see how I unintentionally didn’t make that clear distinction.

"I hope we can collectively continue to learn from each other and from ourselves so we can all continue to pave the way from much needed growth and change.

"The community on this platform means a lot to me.

"I hope we can all hold each other up with accountability, compassion and love during this powerful time of paving the way for so much needed change.

"Sharon."

  • Piers Morgan
  • Sharon Osbourne

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