Sharon Osbourne Says She Didn’t Fire Her Assistant Right After He Rescued Her Paintings From A Burning House
In what seemed like a perfect example of how rich celebrities are usually also entitled sociopaths, Sharon Osbourne recently told a story about how she once forced an assistant of her husband Ozzy Osbourne’s to run back into their burning home to rescue some artwork. Sharon ended her story by adding that she promptly fired him afterward because he didn’t think her forcing him to risk his life for her artwork was funny. Plenty of people thought this story made Sharon look like a heartless witch. (I was already at “heartless witch” with Sharon when she told the story about sending her children’s literal shit in a box to critics cuz’ that’s just nasty.) In response, Sharon claimed that this was all a joke on her part during her regular spot on The Talk. Well, she did fire the guy but it was actually much, much later.
Sharon got into the backstory about the show she had been on (The BBC’s Would I Lie To You?) and how it’s a comedy show, luvs, and she was just making with the comedy.
“The show is – you tell a story and the other team has to guess whether the story’s true or false. So I told a true story about a fire I had in my house and I woke up my husband’s assistant to go and get the paintings out of the room. Because Ozzy couldn’t go in because of the smoke affecting his voice and I can’t go in because I’m afraid of fire, so there you go.”
A couple of things. One, we’ve all heard Ozzy sing. Smoke inhalation might actually improve his dulcet tones on ragers like “Bark At The Moon” so she might have thought of that before risking some peon’s life. The other – this guy wasn’t afraid of fire, too? Who isn’t afraid of fire, you madwoman?
“So he went in and got the paintings out. And then, just to be precocious, I said at the end of this little thing I was doing ‘oh and then I fired him.’ It was a joke because I was on a comedy show! And then it came out in the papers, this man saved our paintings and then I fired him. Get off my back! It was a joke!”
Thankfully, Sharon’s co-host Carrie Ann Inaba made sure Shar clarified her story. She DID fire him.
“I did fire him, but it was about 15 years later.”
In the story that Sharon told on the show, she made it sound like the guy was still slapping out the flames on his shirt when she and Ozzy laughed at his stupid ass for nearly dying for them. So apparently she really embellished this tale when she first told it. She probably ended up firing him 15 years later when he wouldn’t risk a flash flood to rescue their TV remote.