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Sources have confirmed that Sharon Osbourne will not return to U.S. daytime show "The Talk" when it resumes production next month.

The British TV personality was let go after an on-air controversy with a co-host and allegations of racism.

Osbourne came under fire for her defense of fellow Brit newsman Piers Morgan's verbal attack on Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex.

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During the segment, co-host Sheryl Underwood, 2nd from right, suggested Morgan's comments about Markle were racist, but Osbourne, center, became upset, claiming Underwood's outburst inferred that she was a racist.

"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne grumbled.

Osbourne later apologized on Twitter to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

On March 15, insiders said Osbourne would not return to the show and that producers were quietly interviewing Osbourne's replacement -- possibly Holly Robinson-Peete, who claimed Osbourne said she was "too ghetto" for The Talk.

Then actress Leah Rimini recalled that Osbourne referred to former colleague Julie Chen as "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Osbourne vigorously denied the allegations and claimed she hired bodyguards due to "death threats".

"The Talk" is set to return to CBS on April 12.
 

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Sesame Street introduced two "woke" new Muppets, a Black father, Elijah, and his 5-year-old son, Wes, to teach 2-year-old children about "racial literacy" and "racial justice."

The main audience for Sesame Street is aged two, according to Wikipedia.com.

In a promo tweeted by CBS News, the father and son have a conversation with Elmo who asks why young Wes' skin is brown. His dad, Elijah, explains the concept of melanin so a 2-year-old can understand.

"Things on the outside, like our skin color, our hair texture, our noses, our mouths and eyes, make us who we are," says Elijah.

Sesame Workshop also released a music video to the song "Giant" where the Sesame Street Muppets celebrate their "own unique identities."

One video features Rosita, her mother and a friend who celebrate speaking Spanish.

Sesame Workshop says toddlers aren't too young to learn about racial differences.

"Children are not colorblind — not only do they first notice differences in race in infancy, but they also start forming their own sense of identity at a very young age," Sesame Workshop's Senior Vice President Dr. Jeanette Betancourt said in a statement.

Watch the Sesame Street trailer below.
 

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A San Francisco school board member refuses to resign after her old tweets resurfaced calling Asian Americans "house ni**ers" who "embrace white supremacist thinking" to get ahead.

School board Vice President Alison Collins is under fire for her 2016 tweets attacking Asian Americans. On Sunday, 19 school administrators called for Collins to resign, but she refused.

In a series of tweets from 2016, Collins asked her Twitter followers to send her examples of anti-Black racism or bullying by Asian students to combat anti-Black racism.

"I'm looking to combat anti-black racism in the Asian community at my daughters' mostly Asian Am school," she tweeted.

In a follow-up tweet she wrote, "Many Asian Ss and Ts I know won't engage in critical race convos unless they see how they are impacted by white supremacy."

In another tweet she noted that Asians "use white supremacist thinking to assimilate and 'get ahead'."

"Where are the vocal Asians speaking up against Trump? Don't Asian Americans know they are on his list as well?"

School officials called for Collins to resign her position. They said Collins' tweets "perpetuate gross and harmful stereotypes and leave no room for nuance or potential misunderstanding".

Multiple news media outlets referred to Collins's race as "Black" and they point to Collins as an example of anti-Asian racism in the Black community.
 

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"The View" co-host Joy Behar doesn't believe sex addiction was the motive behind Robert Aaron Long's shooting spree in Atlanta

Long, 21, killed eight people at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area on Tuesday. Six of the 8 victims were Asian women.

Following his capture on Tuesday night, police said Long's actions weren't motivated by race.

But Behar isn't buying the sex addiction excuse. "The View" played footage of White House press secretary Jen Psaki saying Trump's "damaging rhetoric" caused an increase in hate crimes against Asian people in the United States.

"We all remember Trump calling [coronavirus] the Asian virus, the Wuhan virus, we know that there are people in his corner who do whatever he tells them to do, or they get dog whistles from him and they go out and do things," Behar said.

Producers then played footage of Trump referring to the coronavirus by a variety of nicknames, including "China virus" and "Kung Flu."

Behar also criticized Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker for saying Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.

"I mean, how stupid are these people at this point? How stupid are they? It’s pathetic what's going on," Behar said.
 

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Alexi McCammond stepped down as editor of Teen Vogue after racist and homophobic tweets resurfaced from a decade ago.

McCammond, who was 17 when she wrote the tweets, apologized profusely after the internet recirculated the old tweets earlier this month.

The tweets included comments about the appearance of Asian features, derogatory stereotypes about Asians and LGBT+ slurs.

Screenshots of the old tweets were recirculated after Condé Nast announced her new gig at the helm of Teen Vogue on March 5.

As the outrage ensued on social media, Ulta Beauty and Burt's Bees, major advertisers with Teen Vogue, suspended their campaigns with the publication.

One social media user wrote:

"I was happy to see a young, black, woman successful in a space that was NOT ALLOWED in my day but after reading her racist, comments... I am DONE! Sadly, she always seemed a little too cocky and now a racist, too!!!"

But others were willing to give McCammond another chance.

One Instagram user wrote:

"How is our culture supposed to evolve if we can't forgive? She said these things when she was 17. Everyone here judging is secretly happy that they didn't have Twitter when they were ignorant teenagers."

Another user wrote:

"Wait that's it? She basically only states that asian people exist and are not without fault. This, when tweeted at 17, is supposed to ruin someone's career? Are you for fucking real? She's not the problem, you are."

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The Georgia sheriff's official who said Atlanta spa shooter Robert Aaron Long had "a bad day" previously shared an anti-Asian post on Facebook.

Long, 21, is charged with killing eight people - including six Asian women - during a shooting spree at three massage parlors in Atlanta and Cherokee County on Tuesday.

He was captured 3 1/2 hours later when a Georgia State Trooper performed a PIT maneuver on his Hyundai SUV and took him into custody in Crisp County, about 150 miles south of Atlanta.

Cherokee Sheriff's Captain Jay Baker held a press conference on Wednesday in Atlanta, where he stated it was too early to determine if Long's actions were motivated by race.

Baker angered many nationwide when he said Long had "a really bad day" on Tuesday.

Some reporters believed Baker sounded sympathetic toward the shooter. So they did a little digging into his background and uncovered a Facebook post that took a dig at China where many believe the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan.

The post shows images of t-shirts and a t-shirt shop. The black t-shirts are printed with biomedical hazard signs and the words "Covid-19 IMPORTED VIRUS FROM CHY-NA."

Capt. Baker captioned the post: "Love my shirt [username redacted]! Get yours while they last..."
 

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Baker did not respond to Buzzfeed News's request for a comment.

Crimes against Asians have risen 160% in America since the coronavirus reached America's shores in February 2020.

Liberals blame former President Donald Trump for insisting on referring to the coronavirus as "Wuhan virus," "China virus," and "Kung Flu.”
 

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Earlier, it was reported that embattled "The Talk" co-host Sharon Osbourne was officially canceled.

Now more details have emerged about Osbourne's apparent bigotry.

According to actress Leah Rimini, Osbourne called former colleague Julie Chen "slanty eyes" and lesbian actress Sara Gilbert a "pu--y licker."

Remini told journalist Yashar Ali that Osbourne flew into a rage when she believed Chen was trying to take center stage on the show.

Remini recalled an outburst by Osbourne during the morning show's first season.

"I mean, who the f–k does slanty eyes think she is? She shouldn't be pillow-talking with our boss," Osbourne allegedly said — referring to Chen and her husband, Les Moonves, who was the head of CBS at the time.

Osbourne allegedly called out Gilbert for not doing anything about Chen. "Why won't the pu**y licker do anything about the wonton?" and "Why won't the fish-eater be part of this discussion? She's the f**king executive producer."

Osbourne's publicist, Howard Bragman, told Ali in a statement, "The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host."

He said Osbourne was "kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts... inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name."

He added: "She will survive this, as she always has and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down."

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CBS talk show "The Talk" is going on a break while the network probes a heated conversation that occurred when co-host Sharon Osbourne defended her friend, Piers Morgan, last week.

Morgan slammed Meghan Markle for her tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, then he quit his coveted job at ITV's Good Morning Britain.

Osbourne rushed to his defense, which upset her American co-hosts including Sheryl Underwood, who said, "While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist."

Osbourne then asked: "So if I like Piers and he's seen as racist, I'm racist? Is that what you're saying?"

After the episode aired, Osbourne apologized on Twitter for her comments and to "anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said."

She said she was "panicked, felt blindsided [and] got defensive."

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Then actress Holly Robinson-Peete (left) chimed in, saying Osbourne, 68, played a role in getting her fired from The Talk after Osbourne (right) said Peete was "too ghetto" for the show.

"I'm old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too 'ghetto' for #theTalk... then I was gone," Peete, 56, tweeted last week.

"I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because...she HAD to..."

Osbourne denies calling Peele "Ghetto."

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A former youth pastor who called a girls basketball team the N-word for kneeling during the National Anthem has been dropped by four sponsors.

The incident happened last week during a high school state basketball quarterfinals championship game between undefeated Norman High School and Midwest City in Oklahoma.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said Matt Rowan who announced the game for the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

Seconds later, Rowan, who believed his microphone was turned off, said, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Following the public backlash, Rowan released a statement blaming his inappropriate language on a spike in his high blood sugar level:

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

Racism is not a known symptom of diabetes type 1 or 2.

Rowan's statement only infuriated the cancel culture who flooded the social media accounts of his sponsors.

Rowan owns American Lock Shop and OSPN in Tahlequah, OK. His sponsors include Fastenal, ALL Designs, X-Press Stop and Chris Pruitt Auto Sales. All four companies announced they were ending their partnerships with Rowan over the weekend.

Fastenal, a wholesale distributor of construction supplies, tweeted on Friday: "We do not support this type of behavior and have officially severed ties with Matt Rowan and OSPN Live."

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A basketball announcer is in hot water for using racial slurs while Black basketball players kneeled during a high school basketball game.

The incident occurred during a high school girls basketball game between Norman high School and Midwest City teams in Oklahoma.

Two announcers were heard on an open microphone criticizing the players for kneeling during the National Anthem.

"They're kneeling? F*** them," said one announcer. "I hope Norman gets their ass kicked," he said.

After clarifying that Norman players were kneeling, he said, "F*** them, I hope they lose."

A few seconds later, he asked the other announcer, "Did they even salute the flag?" "F***ing ni**ers."

The announcer who made the racist remarks was later identified as Matt Rowan.

In a statement released following the public backlash on Thursday, Rowan said he didn't realize his mic was open.

He said he was a Type I Diabetic and he blamed a spike in his blood sugar levels for his "inappropriate and racist" language.

"I will state that I suffer Type I Diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking," he wrote. "While not excusing my remarks, it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful."

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Norman's basketball coach shared the audio clip on Twitter on Friday: "Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! 'F****** N******' is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!"

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino sent out an email to parents, explaining that the "announcers were contracted by (the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association) for the state tournament."

He said the district "will not tolerate the disgusting words and attitudes"... "We fully support our students' right to freedom of expression and our immediate focus is to support these girls and their coaches and families, particularly our Black students and coaching staff. It is tragic that the hard work and skill of this team is being overshadowed by the vile, malignant words of these individuals."