SHARON OSBOURNE REACTS TO CONTROVERSIAL MARIE CLAIRE BLOG POST ON "THE TALK," WEDNESDAY, OCT. 27
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After host Julie Chen read an excerpt from the controversial Marie
Claire online blog post, "Should 'Fatties' Get A Room? (Even on TV?),"
during today's broadcast of THE TALK, an outraged Sharon Osbourne
responded, "This woman [blogger Maura Kelly] is a discredit to other
women I am now cancelling my subscription to the magazine."
Osbourne continued, "I am so close to tears. If this woman was here I'd
tell you she would get such a mouthful from me. People like this are
adding to the problem that we have today with our kids, boys and girls,
about being anorexic, having low self-esteem. How dare she."
Osbourne's powerful reaction to the story continued, "I'm 30 pounds
overweight right now. Should I not be allowed to kiss my husband? Or
my children or walk across a room? This is no better than Nazi Germany
saying that everybody should be tall, slim, blonde with blue eyes. And
that's the way I feel. How dare they."
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