Why Sheryl Underwood Is Calling Her and Sharon Osbourne's Tense Exchange a "Blessing"

Sheryl said she’s been getting a lot of love following the heated exchange on March 10.

“I want people to know this, I believe that God was telling me, ‘I have a plan for you. I am about to pour down a blessing upon you. I just need to know, are you ready?'” she said, adding, “… And I just wanted to be a better example for people who are working a regular old job that [have] to compose themselves. We are the only race of people that carry the race with us wherever we go and we’re responsible for that, and I want to thank everybody all over the world on social media, everybody in radio, television, news, everybody that reached out.”

Sheryl isn’t the only one to comment on the show’s incident. On March 12, Sharon issued an apology for the way she handled things, saying, she “panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive” and allowed her “fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over.”

Sharon spoke to Variety later that day and explained she felt “blindsided by the whole situation.”

“I blame the network for it,” she told the outlet. “In my 11 years, this was the first time I was not involved with the planning of the segment…I was just so hurt, caught off-guard and stunned by what I was being asked and not prepared.”

She added, “I was honestly in shock. I felt like I was in front of a firing squad. I felt like a lamb held out for slaughter…They had me there for 20 minutes.”


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