co-host Sharon Osbourne has apologized for criticizing hosts of rival daytime talk show The View
earlier this week, saying her "irreverent" comments
during an appearance Wednesday on The Arsenio Hall Show
were meant to be funny, not mean.
The apology came on Thursday's episode of The Talk after a brief recap of Osbourne's negative comments by co-host Julie Chen. "I have to own this, I'm fully responsible for myself -- some of the time," Osbourne explained to The Talk's panel and audience. "Unfortunately, I was inappropriate and I was trying to be funny at somebody else's expense."
During the appearance of The Talk co-hosts on The Arsenio Hall Show, Osbourne said the following in regards to the rival team at ABC's The View, "This is the situation. The situation is, Barbara -- I idolize her. Divine! She is super-human! I love Barbara Walters. The rest can go f*** themselves."
During her apology, Osbourne at one point mistakenly referred to The View as The Talk, and joked that this was indicative of her usual nature. "See! I'm not well! I'm not responsible!" she said after her goof. "I'm really just a loose cannon!"
She continued to name specific panel members in her apology. "I want to apologize to Jenny (McCarthy), Sherri (Shepherd) and Whoopi (Goldberg), who are all accomplished, self-made women who have amazing careers," she said. "Please, understand, it was my irreverent, irreverent behavior, and no disrespect meant. I'm not a person who is mean, I'm really not, and I apologize."