Sharon Osbourne says 'woke people bore me to death' and act like 'we're the devil'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Sharon Osbourne has hit out at woke culture in a new interview with The New York Post.

The 69-year-old music manager - who has previously managed her husband Ozzy Osbourne and his band Black Sabbath - told the Post: "Woke people are like born-agains. It's like a religion.

"The woke people, they are entitled to opinions, God bless them, even though they bore me to death - but the rest of us are not."

"They have a new word every day, and a new campaign every day, and if anyone goes against it … what? We're the devil? They certainly act like we are," she added.

Osbourne first rose to mainstream prominence by starring on The Osbournes from 2002-2005, a reality TV show that chronicled the life of Osbourne, her husband Ozzy, and two of her children, Kelly and Jack. It is credited for being the first celebrity reality TV show, coming well before Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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Osbourne first rose to mainstream prominence by starring on The Osbournes from 2002-2005, a reality TV show that chronicled the life of Osbourne, her husband Ozzy, and two of her children, Kelly and Jack. Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy

The mom-of-three has previously been very vocal about her right to an opinion - tweeting her support for longtime friend and controversial British TV personality, Piers Morgan, who believed that Meghan Markle was inflating her experience of racism while living in the UK.

"I wouldn't believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report," Morgan had tweeted, in response to Markle's claims during her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

"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," Osbourne replied soon after.

The next morning, Osbourne - who was a host on US talk show The Talk - was forced to defend herself on the show after social media users had accused her of supporting racism.

During that segment, Osbourne was asked by co-host Sheryl Underwood what her response was to people who believed she gave validation to something Morgan had "uttered" that was "racist."

Osbourne responded by asking Underwood what Morgan apparently said that was racist. The discussion became a little heated, with Osbourne stating: "I feel even like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist… What's it got to do with me? How can I be racist about anybody?"

Soon after the episode aired, CBS released a statement announcing that Osbourne would be leaving the show after 12 years as a host: "Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave 'The Talk.' The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home."

"As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon's behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts," the statement continued, per Page Six.

The recent Post interview comes as Osbourne is on the promotion trail for her latest Fox Nation docuseries To Hell and Back - which documents her publicized exit from The Talk and her feelings on woke culture.

"Woke people want to be accepted by everybody, but why can't non-woke people be accepted by them? I'm not talking about hate groups - they are the worst in the world - but we need to let people have opinions," she told the Post.

"If our opinions get taken away, we might as well be living in China. [Woke people] tell you what to say and how to behave. If that is how you want to live your life, good for you. But it ain't for me," she added.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy

Sharon Osbourne says 'woke people bore me to death' and act like 'we're the devil'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Sharon Osbourne has hit out at woke culture in a new interview with The New York Post.

The 69-year-old music manager - who has previously managed her husband Ozzy Osbourne and his band Black Sabbath - told the Post: "Woke people are like born-agains. It's like a religion.

"The woke people, they are entitled to opinions, God bless them, even though they bore me to death - but the rest of us are not."

"They have a new word every day, and a new campaign every day, and if anyone goes against it … what? We're the devil? They certainly act like we are," she added.

Osbourne first rose to mainstream prominence by starring on The Osbournes from 2002-2005, a reality TV show that chronicled the life of Osbourne, her husband Ozzy, and two of her children, Kelly and Jack. It is credited for being the first celebrity reality TV show, coming well before Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

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Osbourne first rose to mainstream prominence by starring on The Osbournes from 2002-2005, a reality TV show that chronicled the life of Osbourne, her husband Ozzy, and two of her children, Kelly and Jack. Credit: AJ Pics / Alamy

The mom-of-three has previously been very vocal about her right to an opinion - tweeting her support for longtime friend and controversial British TV personality, Piers Morgan, who believed that Meghan Markle was inflating her experience of racism while living in the UK.

"I wouldn't believe Meghan Markle if she gave me a weather report," Morgan had tweeted, in response to Markle's claims during her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

"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," Osbourne replied soon after.

The next morning, Osbourne - who was a host on US talk show The Talk - was forced to defend herself on the show after social media users had accused her of supporting racism.

During that segment, Osbourne was asked by co-host Sheryl Underwood what her response was to people who believed she gave validation to something Morgan had "uttered" that was "racist."

Osbourne responded by asking Underwood what Morgan apparently said that was racist. The discussion became a little heated, with Osbourne stating: "I feel even like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist… What's it got to do with me? How can I be racist about anybody?"

Soon after the episode aired, CBS released a statement announcing that Osbourne would be leaving the show after 12 years as a host: "Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave 'The Talk.' The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home."

"As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon's behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts," the statement continued, per Page Six.

The recent Post interview comes as Osbourne is on the promotion trail for her latest Fox Nation docuseries To Hell and Back - which documents her publicized exit from The Talk and her feelings on woke culture.

"Woke people want to be accepted by everybody, but why can't non-woke people be accepted by them? I'm not talking about hate groups - they are the worst in the world - but we need to let people have opinions," she told the Post.

"If our opinions get taken away, we might as well be living in China. [Woke people] tell you what to say and how to behave. If that is how you want to live your life, good for you. But it ain't for me," she added.

Featured image credit: REUTERS / Alamy