In a recent interview with Daily Mail, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, revealed that she started receiving death threats following the controversy over whether she is a racist.
Earlier this year, Prince Harry’s wife, Meghan Markle, claimed that British Royal Family is concerned about the skin color of their baby as Meghan is Afro-American. However, many people didn’t believe her and claimed she did this to harm the royal family’s reputation. One of those people was Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, who was accused of being racist.
Afterward, Sharon showed her support to her long-time friend by releasing a statement that said everybody has the free will to express their opinions, which doesn’t make them racists. Following this statement, Sharon was also accused of being a racist and received a huge backlash on social media. Even though she released many apologies and statements about her words, people continued to criticize her.
In a recent interview with Daily Mail, Sharon revealed that the Osbourne family received death threats, and many said they will break into their home with murder weapons. While saying that those people targeted Ozzy and their kids as well, she also pointed out that they had to have 24-hour guards around the house to feel safe during that period.
Sharon Osbourne recalled the time when she got death threats in the interview:
“I definitely went through a difficult patch at the beginning. I found it embarrassing. The humiliation that people would think that I might be a racist.
They were going to kill the family. They were going to come at night with knives, cut all our throats and the animals. So I had all of that, all the threats, and we had to have 24-hour guards.
It’s like, listen, it’s about me, not about, not about my kids. Anything you got to say about me, I can take it. Do not start on my family. I mean, that’s… You can’t get any lower.”
Later in the conversation, Sharon mentioned that she had to go through three months of therapy to get over this controversy and revealed how hard it is to experience such a backlash.