Here’s the story of the film so far. (Have the barf bag ready, because it involves some fairly horrible characters.)
- Duchess Caringslut appears on Oprah and says a whole bunch of ugly stuff about the British Royal Family (I know, I know, who cares, but stay with me for a moment).
- Gasbag TV host Piers Morgan (a.k.a. the Worst Living Englishman) calls Caringslut out and says he doesn’t believe a word she said.
- Morgan loses his job on TV breakfast show (quit, fired, whatever).
- On some other crappy TV show, Ozzy’s wife Sharon (as though she doesn’t have enough problems) stands up for Morgan’s right to bloviate.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
Morgan got in trouble not because of his skepticism, but because he dared to say it about a (semi-) Person Of Color, i.e. Caringslut, who is also A Womyn and is therefore privileged because #BelieveAllWomen #BlackLivesMatter #EndRacismNow. So by standing up for Morgan’s right to cast doubt upon Her Sainted Narrative, Sharon is threatened with termination from her (clearly lucrative) job on the stupid TV show in which she appears.
That’s the background. Now for the fun part.
Sharon Osbourne is one of the toughest women in the world — I mean, married to Ozzy The Prince Of Darkness for four decades, Q.E.D. So threatening Sharon’s livelihood is like poking a black mamba with a short stick: fraught with peril for not much gain.
So what does Sharon do? This:
Sharon Osbourne retains powerhouse LA law firm Eisner as she ‘demands millions’ to leave The Talk amid dispute over her defense of Piers Morgan
What she has done is put a price on wokedom — because at the end of it all, this is what the whole thing is about — and has shown that the best way to combat this bullshit is to make it really expensive to indulge in it.
Ditto, by the way, for state legislatures to withhold funding from public universities who trample all over their students’ civil rights just for being conservative, for example.
But the Caringslut / Piers Morgan / Sharon Osbourne thing is a lot more entertaining. Even if they are all just a bunch of loathsome media assholes.
Postscript: As it happens, Duchess Caringslut did tell at least one (so far) palpable lie to Oprah: she claimed that she’d married Prince Ginger No-Nuts a few days before the actual Royal Wedding, when that wasn’t the case at all. So on the principle that even a blind pig can find the occasional truffle, Piers Morgan was at least partially correct in his disbelief. The first time he’s been right about anything in years.