NBC to Sharon Osbourne – We Still Love You! (Come Back?)

Jack Osbourne was allegedly all set to compete on Stars Earn Stripes, which premieres next Monday, August 13th, on NBC, but now he isn’t, and according to mom Sharon Osbourne, it amounts to discrimination. She’s so sure, in fact, that she has quite her judging gig with America’s Got Talent and gone to the airwaves to voice her frustration. According to her, Osbourne was dismissed from the show because of his recent Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. As it turns out, NBC actually agrees with that aspect of the conflict, as made clear in the announcement issued by Robert Greenblatt:

“First, we have the deepest affection for Sharon Osbourne and consider her to be part of the NBC family. And our hearts go out to her, Ozzy, Jack and his family at this time. We hold medical information in strict confidence and therefore cannot comment specifically about Jack, but as a company that cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone on our shows — especially one like ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ that requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition — we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate. Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined. This network does not discriminate on any basis.”

Frankly, it’s not surprising NBC is still treating Sharon as a ‘member of the family.’ Since her behavior throughout this controversy has been consistent with her brand, she wouldn’t exactly be losing face if she made up with the network, in fact everyone would probably consider it good press. Can her participation in America’s Got Talent be salvaged?

As heart-breaking as Jack’s diagnosis is for all involved, it is very possible that NBC backed away legally, and morally in this situation, and that Sharon can’t see through the haze of emotion still lingering after the diagnosis to see that the network was truly acting in Jack’s best interest. After all, the diagnosis was made after he nearly lost vision in one eye. According to Sharon’s comments in the press, Jack wanted to compete despite his MS diagnosis to prove to himself that the disease was not going to win. Perhaps the reality was that the conditions of the show were simply not safe for someone in his condition.

Sharon is clearly an awesome mom dealing with some heavy stuff here, do you think NBC can get through to her and salvage her participation in America’s Got Talent?

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