While Osbourne expressed that she did not agree with Morgan's comments about not believing Markle's suicidal thoughts, she reiterated that he is a close friend and supported his freedom of speech. The other co-hosts, however, attempted to explain why Morgan's comment may have been off-putting to many people.
"There's a difference between bigotry, prejudice, and racism," Underwood expressed. "To speak upon something and not accept what she is saying, what Meghan has been saying, it could be true, and the responses to that could be true and the fact that you don't even want to take into consideration that her desire to want to end her own life is connected to her race. That dismissal makes it a racist situation."
Viewers then took to Twitter to react to the ladies' discussion.
"So #TheTalk was pretty intense today," one user tweeted.
It is going down on #TheTalk right now! However, ALL of the points that Elaine and Sheryl are saying are 100% true. Sharon gave space and didn’t hold Piers Morgan accountable to his racist statements and behavior, his bullying and sexism to Meghan. She co-signed on his actions. pic.twitter.com/K2rtyAwu1a
The number one thing that has bothered me about this episode is Sharon telling Sheryl she isn’t aloud to cry. She is calmly trying to explain to you her opinion and is upset that your upset and yet you tell her she can’t express her feelings, but you’re free to? #TheTalk
On Tuesday's GMB, Morgan stormed off the morning show set after he was confronted about his comment regarding Markle by TV personality Alex Beresford. It was announced that same day that he was exiting the program after six years.
Hours later, he tweeted that he was standing by his statement about the Duchess of Sussex. "On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t. If you did, OK," he wrote. "Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions."