Sharon Osbourne Goes Off on a Reporter

March 27, 2009 By:
Sharon Osbourne Goes Off on a Reporter

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. You do not mess with Sharon Osbourne! Under any circumstances!

At a press conference to promote her new show called Osbournes: Reloaded, a reporter asked Sharon a question that she definitely didn’t approve of. So she went off on them.

The reporter asked her if she thought the new “family friendly” show would cause any controversy, being that the Osbournes have had past drug use issues.

Sharon replied, "That must be the most ridiculous question I have ever been asked in my entire career. I'm really angry. Do you know how many people in this country alone suffer from addiction?"

As if that person wasn’t probably embarrassed enough, Sharon went on from there. She continued, saying, "This is a terrible epidemic that covers every race. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, black or white.

"It's an epidemic of drugs and alcohol in this country. OK? And all my family are examples of being truthful about their condition and working through it and trying to better themselves as human beings."

"You know that we have been so open about our lives. My husband has struggled with addiction his entire life. And my son has been clean and sober for six years and lives a very, very strict AA lifestyle. And, so if anything he is a beacon of hope to any young person in this country who is struggling with addiction. So when you talk about family, we are family and we are a real family. I've taken real offense, because you know why? We're real people. And probably half of the people watching our show, they have someone in their family who has a problem with alcohol and drugs."

So that answers that! Speaking of the show, it starts next week, coming on right before American Idol on Fox. Expect to see rowdy comedy, performances, and even stunts in front of a live audience. Very different from their last show!