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Now Sharon Osbourne is claiming she’s the victim of “the biggest setup ever” / Queerty

Now Sharon Osbourne is claiming she’s the victim of “the

Sharon Osbourne is now calling her recent fight with The Talk co-hosts Sheryl Underwood and Elaine Welteroth “the biggest set up ever.”

Osbourne was widely accused of gaslighting during her emotional defense of her friend, Piers Morgan’s, unkind comments about Meghan Markle.

In a new interview with ET — which aired as further allegations were made about her using racist and homophobic language — Osbourne attempts to contextualize the encounter by painting herself the victim of CBS executives.

She says she arrived late to set that day, where a showrunner asked her, “Hey, do you want to clear up the Piers thing again?”

“If you want me to, I will,” Osbourne recalls answering.

Then she says that eight minutes before showtime, the same showrunner informed her that “Maybe one of [the co-hosts] doesn’t agree” with her. She further claims the questions from the segment were intentionally kept from her, and only written on Underwood and Welteroth’s notecards.

“And I’m like, ‘I’ve been set up,’” she told ET. “And I went like, how DARE you all do this to me! I’m your sacrificial lamb.”

“I think that CBS was so horrified with Piers for the things he was saying. Because remember, Harry and Meghan– it’s a CBS interview,” she added. “I had sided with Piers, so, it’s the cancel culture isn’t it? ‘Throw her under the bus.’”

Osbourne isn’t sure she’ll be back on the show when it returns from hiatus, pending a network investigation into the incident.

“I wish that we could go on and have an adult conversation, calmly, and work it out but I don’t know whether we can,” she said. “I don’t know whether it’s gone past that. But I don’t know whether I even want to go back. I don’t know whether I’m wanted there.”

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My Graphic Memoir on Queerness and Decolonizing the World by Sharon Lee De La Cruz – The Lesbrary

My Graphic Memoir on Queerness and Decolonizing the World by

I'm a Wild Seed by Sharon Lee De La Cruz cover

I’m a Wild Seed is a short (51 pages) graphic memoir exploring the author’s exploration of her identity. It’s about how her “coming into queerness,” but it’s also about her relationship to her racial identity and decolonizing gender and sexuality.

Because this is so short, it often reminded me more of an in-depth essay than a graphic memoir–that’s not a complaint! It’s packed full of memes, diagrams, and other visuals that I’m familiar with on the internet than I am in books.

De La Cruz shares not only her personal story, but also the history and context she’s learned along the way. It’s through this background that she can better understand her own identity, and she’s clearly eager to share these with the reader. She also discussed how her freedom is tied to Black trans women’s: that no one is free until the most vulnerable of us are.

She comes out at 29 because she spends her early years trying to understand her racial and cultural identity: how can she be Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Black? What does that mean for her? Where does she fit in? She explains that because it was so difficult to understand and come to terms with that, she had no time or space to question her sexual identity or gender.

This is a quick read, but it’s insightful and thought-provoking. My only complaint is that I would have gladly read a version of this book twice or three times as long!

I’m a Wild Seed comes out April 6, 2021