Sherri Shepherd is defending Sheryl Underwood during an extended hiatus of "The Talk" after a tense exchange with Sharon Osbourne earlier this month.
"The View" alum, 53, spoke during an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment saying she believes Sharon Osbourne was wrong in defending controversial British news anchor Piers Morgan while speaking with Underwood, 57, People reported.
During the March 10 episode on "The Talk," Osbourne, 68, defended her friend Morgan after he faced criticism for accusing Meghan Markle of lying during a bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which she spoke about the royal family's racism and her own mental health struggles.
Osbourne’s heated conversation forced CBS to launch an “internal review” into “all matters related” to the episode and led to an extended hiatus of the show. Osbourne has since apologized for her “panicked” remarks.
Shepherd specifically commented on a controversial moment during the tense exchange, when Osbourne told Underwood "don't try and cry, 'cause if anyone should be crying, it should be me."
"It crosses a line when you're a grownup and somebody tells you what you can and cannot do emotionally. When they tell you: You are not allowed to cry," Shepherd said.
She continued to say that if she were in the same situation, her response would be, "Um, I'm grown. I'm raising children. This is a job for me, the way it is for you. So how dare you tell me how I can act?"
"I think that was definitely crossing the line. I would expect an apology to be forthcoming because you're two grown women," Shepherd said.
Piers Morgan has since quit his position on "Good Morning Britain."