Daytime talk show host and rocker wife Sharon Osbourne isn’t afraid to speak her mind. The Talk co-host recently gave a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Beast that offered the Brit’s take on her fellow celebs from Justin Timberlake (she idolizes him) and Kanye West (he’s talentless and average looking), to Tailor Swift (she’s brilliant) and Anthony Weiner (he’s an idiot). But it is her comments about Justin Bieber that have some crying foul.
When asked about the Bieb and his recent string of bad behavior (smoking weed, peeing in a mop bucket, spitting on his fans), Osbourne didn’t pull any punches:
I feel really bad for him. There’s this little kid with a huge dream, he’s cute, girls love him, and he wants to be a mean boy, and he’s about as mean as a f-ckin’ kitten, and he’s trying to act out. It’s like pissing in a bucket. It’s like, “Oh, we’re the bad boys!” F-ck off! You don’t know what bad is.
I was totally with her. But then Osbourne went completely off the reservation, muddying her valid critique of Bieber’s seemingly out of control behavior by inserting race.
And I think that he’s lost, I really do. I think he doesn’t realize he’s white and not black, that’s a huge problem. And, at the point he’s at in his career, it’s so dangerous because we’ve seen it all before a million times. Where do you go when you’re a child entertainer and then you want to transition to be a man? Very few make it.
Oh, Sharon. I guess White kids only act out when they “don’t realize” they’re White and are trying really, really hard to be Black, which is clearly a negative thing.
According to Osbourne’s logic, Lindsay Lohan, Robert Downey Jr., Paris Hilton, Amanda Bynes, and a host of other White celebs behaving badly weren’t drugged out or entitled brats, they were actually trying to be Black.
Thanks for clearing that up, Sharon!
While I’m almost positive Osbourne will try to take back her comments and offer up a “you know I didn’t mean it like that” explanation, the ease at which she equated bad behavior to “Black” folks speaks volumes about what’s really in her heart.