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10.27.2010

THIS JUST IN... SHARON OSBOURNE REACTS TO CONTROVERSIAL MARIE CLAIRE BLOG POST ON "THE TALK," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27

  

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After host Julie Chen read an excerpt from the controversial Marie Claire online blog post, "Should 'Fatties' Get A Room? (Even on TV?)," during today's broadcast of THE TALK, an outraged Sharon Osbourne responded, "This woman [blogger Maura Kelly] is a discredit to other women... I am now cancelling my subscription to the magazine...."

 

Osbourne continued, "I am so close to tears. If this woman was here I'd tell you she would get such a mouthful from me.  People like this are adding to the problem that we have today with our kids, boys and girls, about being anorexic, having low self-esteem.  How dare she."

 

Osbourne's powerful reaction to the story continued, "I'm 30 pounds overweight right now.  Should I not be allowed to kiss my husband?  Or my children or walk across a room?  This is no better than Nazi Germany saying that everybody should be tall, slim, blonde with blue eyes. And that's the way I feel.  How dare they." 

 

THE TALK, CBS's new daytime talk show examines topical events and contemporary issues through the eyes of six female hosts who are all mothers, airs weekdays 2:00-3:00 PM, ET / 1:00-2:00 PM, PT.  THE TALK is hosted by Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur.  Brad Bessey, Gilbert, who developed the show, and John Redmann are executive producers.

 

RATING: TV14-DL (Rating may change on day of broadcast due to specific subject matter.)

 

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