Sharon Osbourne Apologizes for Insulting ‘View’ Co-Hosts

by | November 8, 2013 at 1:14 PM | The Talk, The View, TV News

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The ever outspoken Sharon Osbourne has apologized for attacking the women of “The View.”

The Talk” co-host took some heat earlier this week for comments she made about her talk-show rivals over on “The View” when she said during an interview that she adored Barbara Walters but “the rest can go f**k themselves.”

“I want to apologize to Jenny [McCarthy], Sherri [Shepherd] and Whoopi [Goldberg], who are all accomplished, self-made women who have amazing careers. They have achieved so much,” Osbourne said. “Please understand, it was my irreverent, irreverent behavior and no disrespect meant. And I’m not a person that is mean. I’m really not and I apologize.”

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During Osbourne’s appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” that aired Wednesday, Osbourne was asked for her thoughts on the “View” ladies and responded: “Stop being polite! Cut to the [bleeping] chase!” she said. “The situation is: Barbara — idolize her, divine, she is super-human. I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go [bleep] themselves!”

But she now regrets the remarks, even though she intended them to be in jest.

“I have to own this,” Osbourne added. “I’m fully responsibly for myself … and unfortunately I was inappropriate and I was trying to be fun at somebody else’s expense.”

But Osbourne’s co-”Talker” Julie Chen defended her: “It was a joke. That’s what everyone needs to know,” Chen said, adding, “We love the ladies of The View.”

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