Osbourne had earlier supported Morgan by tweeting.
He has written. “People forget that you are paying for your opinion and you are just speaking your truth.”
On her CBS show Wednesday, she tried to clarify her stance, stating that she neither likes nor agrees with everything Morgan says. “It’s not my opinion,” he said. “Support her for her freedom of expression, and she is my friend.”
His co-host Sheryl Underwood, who is black, pushed back.
“What would you say to people who may feel that when you stand with your friend, it appears that you give something legal or safe haven to someone who is racist, even if Don’t you agree? ” Underwood asked Osborne.
Which caused Osbourne to tear up, saying that she felt like she was “about to sit in an electric chair because I have a friend,” and ask Underwood to tell her that Morgan said he was racist.
“Educate me, tell me,” Osborne said.
“It’s not the exact words of racism, it’s the implication and the reaction to that,” Underwood said. “Don’t want to find out that she’s a black woman, and to try to dismiss it or seem less than what it is, that’s what makes it racist.”
Underwood said that Osbourne is her friend and she did not want viewers to think they were attacking her.
Morgan tweeted and praised Osborne, with whom he appeared as a judge in “America’s Got Talent”.
“When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away. I love Sharon Osbourne because he always stays true to himself,” he tweeted on Wednesday. “She knew she would be abused by the Voc Brigade for this tweet – but did it anyway because she believes it.”