Sharon Osbourne Apologizes to the Ladies of "The View" for "Irreverent" Remark

By Peter Gicas
|  Friday, Nov 8, 2013  |  Updated 7:44 PM CDT
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Sharon Osbourne clearly feels bad for saying that, other than Barbara Walters, the ladies of "The View" "can go f--k themselves."

To quickly backtrack, while appearing with her fellow cohosts of "The Talk" on "The Arsenio Hall Show" earlier this week, Osbourne and company were asked about the differences between their daytime program and "The View."

When Osbourne's co-host Julie Chen tried to tackle the question with a diplomatic response, Osbourne piped in and said, "Stop being polite. Cut to the f--king chase! This is the situation. The situation is Barbara: Idolize her, divine, she is super-human. I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go f--k themselves."

Well, cut to Thursday's "The Talk," where Osbourne expressed her remorse for making such a remark.

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"I have to own this. I'm fully responsible for myself. Some of the time," the former "America's Got Talent" judge said. "Unfortunately, I was inappropriate, and I was trying to be funny at someone else's expense, and it was the ladies of 'The Talk.' We were asked a question about 'The Talk.'"

"'The View,' you mean," cohost Sara Gilbert noted.

"See? I'm not well!" Osbourne quickly replied. "I'm not responsible. I'm really just a loose cannon. Anyway, 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. I mean, Whoopi is an Oscar winner. Who am I to say anything about Whoopi, any of the ladies?"

Osbourne concluded, "I respect Jenny as a mother, as a woman, as an artist. Sherri, too. And really, I can't even get the name of my own show right. So please understand, it was my irreverent behavior, and no disrespect meant. And I'm not a person who is mean, I'm really not. And I apologize."

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