Sharon Osbourne Emotionally Defends Her Support Of Piers Morgan

Sharon Osbourne is coming under fire after tearfully defending Piers Morgan in a recent episode of The Talk on Wednesday.

Piers recently stepped down from his role as Good Morning Britain after storming off the set on Tuesday after being confronted about his unfair treatment of Meghan Markle.

TW: This article contains depictions or discussions of suicide and may be triggering to some readers.

Piers Morgan came under fire Monday morning after claiming he didn't believe Meghan Markle's claims about her mental health.

During Prince Harry and Meghan's tell-all interview with Oprah Sunday night, the duchess revealed she was suicidal in 2019.

"I just didn't want to be alive anymore," she told Oprah.

On Monday morning, Piers mocked Meghan's claims on *Good Morning Britain*.

"I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan Markle. I wouldn’t believe her if she read me a weather report," he said.

The following morning, Piers got into an argument on-air with colleague Alex Beresford.

Alex referred to his co-panelists remarks about Meghan's mental health as "pathetic" and "diabolical."

This confrontation lead to Piers storming off on Tuesday morning's show.

Following the intense backlash, the 55-year-old announced he was stepping down from the ITV program on Tuesday.

Many people expressed their relief that Piers would no longer be on-air.

Social media was filled with laments and not-so-well wishes to the controversial British personality.

Sharon Osbourne, however, took a different approach.

Tweeting her support for the host, she wrote:"@piersmorgan 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."

On Wednesday, Sharon's *The Talk* co-host Sheryl Underwood called out the 68-year-old for her tweet.

Sheryl became emotional trying to explain how Sharon's support could be misconstrued, Sharon became angry.

"I will ask you again Sheryl, I've been asking you during the break and I'm asking you again, and don't try and cry cause if anyone should be crying it should be me."

Remaining calm, Sheryl explained: "Once you say, ‘I stand by my friend,’ then people think you must agree with what he is saying."

"It is not the exact words of racism, it’s the implication and the reaction to it," she continued.

"To not want to address that because she is a Black woman, and to try to dismiss it or to make it seem less than what it is," she added.

"That’s what makes it racist."

"But right now, I’m talking to a woman I believe is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and think we are attacking you for being racist."

"I think it’s too late," Sharon added.

Sharon immediately received intense backlash on social media.

While she has since apologized for her remarks, many feel the damage has already been done.

h/t: People.