Earlier this week Sharon Osbourne made the announcement that she was leaving “America’s Got Talent” because she felt that NBC fired her son Jack Osbourne from his would-be be new show “Stars Earns Stripes” for having multiple sclerosis.
Obviously, firing someone for having MS is health discrimination but naturally NBC denied the whole thing, saying Osbourne had never been offered the job in the first place.
The MS Society has reached out to Jack Osbourne and told Hollyscoop exclusively that they stand behind Jack and his reaction to the NBC firing.
“The National MS Society is sorry that Jack’s participation in “Stars Earn Stripes” did not work out. MS is an unpredictable disease with symptoms as unique as each person it impacts – so there is no way to predict how the disease will or won’t affect a particular individual. We certainly encourage everyone with MS to continue to pursue their dreams,” the National MS Society told us in a statement.
Jack is adamant that his firing was absolutely related to him going public with his diagnosis, even writing on twitter, “Bull-f*cking-SH*T #BoycottNBC.”
Like the MS Society said, there’s no way to predict how it will affect the individual but Jack is positive that his diagnosis hasn’t affected his ability to perform physical work.
“I took part in a 16 hr challenge over 30 miles with a 40lbs ruck on my back in Jan. I had MS then. Don’t tell me wot physically demanding is,” Osbourne wrote on Twitter.