Sharon Osbourne is speaking out after throwing her weight behind Piers Morgan.
On Tuesday, Morgan made headlines for leaving the set of “Good Morning Britain” after being confronted about what some see as his intense and frequent criticism of Meghan Markle, which was followed by his overall exit from the show.
After the incident, Osbourne, 68, fired off a tweet in support of the television personality.
“.@piersmorgan I am with you. I stand by you,” she said online. “People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”
PIERS MORGAN BACKED BY SHARON OSBOURNE AFTER LEAVING ‘GMB’ SET, EXITING SHOW: ‘I AM WITH YOU’
The star has clarified her opinion on the matter and explained that while she doesn’t agree with Morgan’s opinion, she supports his voicing it.
“I know he has a right to say what he feels on the interview, as we have a right to say and everybody has a right to say what they feel with freedom of speech,” she said, per Entertainment Tonight. “Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No, because it’s his opinion. It’s not my opinion.”
Osbourne continued: “But why is it that because I supported a long-time friend and work colleague of mine for years that everybody goes, if you support him, then you must be racist because he’s racist?”
Co-host Amanda Kloots said that “it’s always really hard when you see a good friend going through a difficult situation and you know them on a different level and really know their personal heart and their minds,” and said she understands why the former reality star would reach out to support her old pal.