Sharon Osbourne has issued an apology for some controversial comments she made about convicted felon/Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, admitting her comment about Giudice being raped in prison was “a throwaway remark”; that was “not meant to hurt anybody.”;
The always-outspoken Osbourne was discussing Giudice’s recent release from prison after serving time for fraud when she remarked: “But for you, defrauding and somewhat of a two-bit con woman, you actually revolt me. And the thing is, it’s just so stereotypical that somebody who’s a two-bit celebrity goes into prison for whatever reason, comes out. They sell a story. Everybody wants to hear their story. Were you raped, love? God, I hope she wasn’t. At least she would have gotten some enjoyment out of it.”;
On today’s episode of The Talk, Osbourne and her co-hosts admitted their social media accounts were being blasted with backlash, and Osbourne issued the following apology: “We’ve had a lot of people that have been on social media online saying I shouldn’t made the comment about rape and the thing that in the context that it was used, really, people who know me know that I would never mean harm by saying that to people who have been in that situation,”; said Osbourne.
“It was a throwaway remark and that’s the way it should be taken,”; she continued. “As a throwaway remark, not meant to hurt anybody. So I apologize if I have offended or hurt anybody other than that woman that we were talking about.”;
“You were being facetious,”; chimed in co-host Sheryl Underwood.
“Yeah,”; Osbourne responded. “You know, I said what I said but I don’t want to offend anybody by, you know, bringing up that situation.”;