There might be no contemporary chatter on CBS’ The Speak this week.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the daytime discuss present’s hiatus has been prolonged by one other week.
The sequence was plunged into chaos following a heated debate between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood following Osbourne’s protection of Piers Morgan.
An inside investigation was launched when CBS introduced the sequence wouldn’t be airing on Monday or Tuesday, but it surely seems the investigation remains to be very a lot underway,
“CBS is dedicated to a various, inclusive and respectful office throughout all of our productions. We’re additionally very aware of the vital issues expressed and discussions happening relating to occasions on The Speak,” reads an announcement obtained by THR.
“This features a course of the place all voices are heard, claims are investigated and acceptable motion is taken the place mandatory. The present will lengthen its manufacturing hiatus till subsequent Tuesday as we proceed to overview these points.”
Osbourne’s protection of Morgan got here after he stormed off Good Morning Britain’s set after being criticized for his feedback on Meghan Markle.
Underwood informed Osbourne throughout the episode that by standing by her good friend, “it seems that you’re giving validation or protected haven to one thing that he has uttered that’s racist.”
Osbourne mentioned that she felt like she was being put “within the electrical chair” as a result of she was defending a good friend folks consider is racist.
“Educate me, inform me when you’ve gotten heard him say racist issues?” she informed Underwood.
“I very a lot really feel like I’m about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a good friend, who many individuals suppose is a racist, in order that makes me a racist?”
Osbourne issued an apology on social media through which she mentioned she “panicked, felt blindsided, received defensive” throughout her alternate with Underwood.
“After some reflection, after sitting along with your feedback & sitting with my coronary heart I want to tackle the dialogue on The Speak this previous Wednesday,” she mentioned within the assertion.
“I’ve all the time been embraced with a lot love & help from the black group & I’ve deep respect & love for the black group.”
She continued: “To anybody of shade that I offended and/or to anybody that feels confused or let down by what I mentioned, I’m actually sorry. I panicked, felt blindsided, received defensive & allowed my worry & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”
Osbourne mentioned, “there are only a few issues that harm my coronary heart greater than racism” and insisted that the affiliation “spun me quick.”
Osborne clarified her stance on the matter, saying that she doesn’t “condone racism, misogyny or bullying.” Referring to her earlier tweet about Morgan, she mentioned:
“Please hear me once I say I don’t condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I ought to have been extra particular about that in my tweet. I’ll all the time help freedom of speech, however now I see how I unintentionally did not make that clear distinction.”
She concluded her message by saying she hoped “we will collectively proceed to study from one another & from ourselves so we will all proceed to pave the way in which for a lot wanted progress & change.”
Morgan exited Good Morning Britain after six years following his controversial feedback on Oprah’s interview with Meghan and Harry.
“I consider in freedom of speech, I consider in the precise to be allowed to have an opinion,” he informed reporters outdoors his house. “If folks need to consider Meghan Markle, that is completely their proper.”
Extra folks have now spoken out in opposition to Osbourne, nonetheless. Former solid member Holly Robinson Peete mentioned that Osbourne made racist feedback about her earlier than she was let go from the sequence.
Yashar Ali, a distinguished journalist, went public with a substack on Tuesday through which he detailed racist language on the set of the sequence.
He additionally featured quotes from the previous star Leah Remini and accounts of 11 folks related to the sequence.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Comply with him on Twitter.