Kelly Osbourne is weighing in on cancel culture after her mother Sharon stepped down as a co-host on The Talk amid a racism row. Speaking to Extra, she stated: ‘I didn’t know what was really going on in this country because I just thought that simply being not racist was enough.
The 36-year-old opened up about her views on how society treats people when they make mistakes – years after she also faced backlash over offensive comments she made about Latinos on The View.
‘It’s not, it’s actually not, you have to be actively not racist and educate yourself and learn, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake, everybody’s so afraid of cancel culture I say f**k cancel culture, it’s all about counsel culture.’
The former E! host continued: ‘Educate people, teach people… a gentle nudge in the right direction is so much better than a public execution.’ The TV personality also defended her mother in another chat on the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast.
She explained: ‘In order for there to be any sort of change, you have to make a mistake. How do you know what’s right and what’s wrong? I’ve made mistakes. My mom’s made mistakes. Everybody’s made mistakes.’