Piers Morgan slams trolls sending Sharon Osbourne death threats after she stood up for him over Meghan Markle rant

PIERS Morgan has shown his support to pal Sharon Osbourne after she began receiving death threats after standing up for him.

Sharon, 68, spoke out and backed Piers after he ranted about Meghan Markle on Good Morning Britain last week.

The telly host refused to apologise for his comments about the Duchess of Sussex and quit his GMB job as a result.

Amid the furore, Sharon spoke out on US chat show The Talk and sided with Piers – falling out with her co-host Sheryl Underwood as a result.

Piers, 55, has now taken to Twitter and confirmed that Sharon has now become victim to vile death threats.

Sharing a report from TMZ, he commented: "This is true, and so disgusting.

"The woke brigade are the new fascists. If you don’t agree with them, they want to kill you."

Earlier today, The Sun told how staffers on The Talk are "almost certain that she will not return" to the show as she negotiates her exit with CBS bosses.

A source exclusively told The Sun Sharon is “not expected to return.” 

The insider claimed: “The lawyers seem to be battling out regarding money, letting her spin it, non-disparagement and more. It's all happening at the highest levels of the network.

“It's all out of control and taking too long.”

Reps for Sharon and CBS did not respond to The Sun's request for comment.

Sharon opened last Wednesday's episode defending her decision to stand by her friend Piers, who quit Good Morning Britain after co-host Alex Beresford slammed him for his scrutiny of Prince Harry’s wife.  

Sharon told her co-hosts: “Why is it that because I supported a longtime friend and work colleague for years, people go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’ 

“No. I support his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist. What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”

Sheryl disagreed with Sharon’s comments, as she claimed Piers showed “racial implications with the way he spoke about Meghan” the last time he appeared on their talk show.

Sheryl continued to explain: “It’s not the exact words of racism it’s the implication and the reaction to it. To not want to address that because she is a Black woman and to try to dismiss it, that’s what makes it racist.

“But right now I’m talking to a woman that is my friend and I don’t want anybody here to watch this and say we’re attacking you for being racist.”

An emotional Sharon then rolled her eyes before saying: “I think it’s too late. I think that seed’s already sewn.”

Sharon has since insisted she is "not racist" after defending Piers before opening up on her deep "horror" of being associated with the term.

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