Sharon Osbourne has angrily hit back at claims she is a racist.

The former X Factor and America’s Got Talent judge has been at the centre of a racism storm ever since defending long-time friend Piers Morgan last week.

Speaking on US talk show The Talk last Wednesday, 68-year-old Sharon supported former Good Morning Britain host Piers for speaking his mind about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, The Duchess of Sussex.

Sharon was involved in a heated row with co-presenter Sheryl Underwood when they tackled controversial subject.

She stressed Pier was paid to speak his mind, said he was not a racist and that she stood by him.

But the angry exchanges with her co-presenter have led to the CBS show being pulled until next week while an internal investigation takes place following the fallout.

Last week former The Talk co-presenter Holly Robinson Peete accused Sharon of saying she was too “ghetto” for the show. Holly left the show not long after, but Sharon has denied ever making those remarks.

Sharon’s week went from bad-to-worse when US journalist Yashar Ali reported allegations that Sharon made racist remarks about co-host Julie Chen.

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It is claimed Sharon called Julie a “wonton” and “slanty eyes”, and also allegedly branded former lesbian co-host Sara Gilbert a “fish-eater”.

But Sharon told Mail Online: “Everyone’s got an opinion or a story like the wonton story. It’s like f**k off with your f**king wonton story. F**k off!

“Everybody's got an opinion and everybody's got a voice – it's fine. It's about knowing somebody's been called out for something and then somebody else is like, 'Yes! I'm going to add something too.'"

She admitted: “It's been a really, really bad week – a lot of mental pressure and heartache.

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“It’s hurtful but the thing is, when you’re tarred with that, you can’t defend it because the more you defend it, the worse it is for you.”

Her pal Piers said he didn’t believe a word that Meghan said in her exclusive worldwide interview with chat show queen Oprah Winfrey.

He refused to apologise for his comments, left GMB and a media storm has dominated the headlines since his shock departure.

And Sharon stood by Piers for speaking his mind, stressing that he “tarnished” Meghan and Harry’s “perfect” interview.

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But defending Piers has come at price admitted Sharon, saying that people are now “p***ed” with her for “sticking up for him”.

In an interview with the BBC, Sharon added: “I don’t know what it is, but he [Piers] has something personal against Meghan.

“But I stand by Piers because he has a right to his opinion. That’s what he gets paid for.

“He’s not racist and neither am I.”

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