Sharon Osbourne Is Just A Disgruntled Employee
2:30 pm, September 5th | by Sarah Devlin
Goodness gracious, Sharon Osbourne will not stop saying terrible things about NBC. She first fell out with the network when her son Jack Osbourne was dropped from the cast of odious summer reality show “Stars Earn Stripes,” in which middling celebrities go on simulated U.S. Armed Forces missions, because what’s more fun than simulating military exercises that frequently result in the death or maiming of young Americans. When Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis he was dropped, rather unceremoniously, from the cast, though his illness was never given as the reason for his firing. It was perfectly understandable for his mother to be upset, and she publicly castigated the network and resigned from her gig as one of the judges on America’s Got Talent. She said her piece, as she has the right to do.
However. Osbourne continues to publicly denigrate the network in interviews, and the longer it goes on the less it feels that Osbourne is outraged than that she is seeking attention for herself. The New York Daily news covered an interview with Osbourne on CBS’s “This Morning”:
“I’m going to be 60 in October,” she told CBS’ Gayle King. “So I’m at the age where I really want to work with people who I want to. And I felt that the network were not gracious. They handled the situation horribly. They’ve been backtracking, they’ve been not gracious with me at all.”
“I would be a hypocrite if I went, ‘Hi guys, how are you doing today,’ she said on “This Morning.” “I’m not that person. They don’t like me, and I don’t like them.”
At this point, Osbourne’s ranting is without purpose. Rather than wanting to correct the wrong done to her son, she is fixated on demanding some kind of public apology from the network, and it’s unclear what she wants from them besides more attention. If NBC let her son go because they were discriminating against him for having multiple sclerosis, that is a shame. But if Sharon Osbourne is perpetuating the feud out of a reaction of a perceived slight to her, or just hoping to get some extra attention after the finale of America’s Got Talent airs, she’s not exactly in the right either.