- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kelly Osbourne had a few choice words for the cancel culture mob in an interview one month after her mother was ousted from CBS’ “The Talk” over racism allegations.

“I didn’t know what was really going on in this country, because I just thought that simply being not racist was enough,” Ms. Osbourne, the 36-year-old daughter of Sharon and British rocker Ozzy Osbourne, told Extra. “It’s not, it’s actually not, you have to be actively not racist and educate yourself and learn, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake.

“Everybody’s so afraid of cancel culture, I say f—- cancel culture,” she continued, “it’s all about counsel culture … educate people, teach people … a gentle nudge in the right direction is so much better than a public execution.”

Ms. Osbourne did not explicitly mention the controversy surrounding her mother, but her comments came one month after Sharon left “The Talk” following backlash sparked by her support for Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle and her treatment toward her Black colleagues during a March 10 episode. CBS said she agreed to leave the show after an investigation determined her behavior “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”

Sharon has been defiant since her ouster from the show, denying she is a racist and dismissing her critics as “disgruntled” during a recent appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

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