Former talk show host Sharon Osbourne, the wife of heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, has once again defended a public figure who challenged the woke narrative.
This time, she publicly expressed agreement with rapper Kanye "Ye" West, who recently wore a "White Lives Matter" shirt alongside conservative commentator Candace Owens at a Paris fashion show. West followed up that shirt by denouncing Black Lives Matter as a "scam."
"Everyone knows that Black Lives Matter was a scam," West wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post. "Now it’s over. You’re welcome."
Though the shirt and the post sparked backlash from many in the entertainment industry, Sharon Osbourne came to West's defense and claimed she now wants a refund for a BLM donation she made previously.
"We gave $900,000 dollars to that," Osbourne told TMZ earlier this week, "and I’d like my money back!
"I wish [West] could have said that before," she added, laughing.
When pressed about West's "White Lives Matter" shirt, Osbourne expressed bewilderment that anyone would disagree with its message.
"I don’t understand why white lives don’t matter," Osbourne stated. "I don’t understand it. It’s not my thing, it’s not my culture. I don’t understand any of it. Everybody matters, don’t they?"
Though Osbourne admitted that she does not know the motive behind West's latest antics, she encouraged those offended by West to ignore him.
"Don’t go to his social media. Don’t listen to his music," she said. "Leave the guy alone. Let him do what he does, and if you don’t like him, do that. Leave him alone."
Last year, Osbourne ran afoul of others in the media when she defended TV host Piers Morgan, who had criticized Meghan Markle, wife of Prince Harry, for calling the British royal family racist.
"Did I like everything he said? Did I agree with what he said? No. Because it's his opinion. It's not my opinion," she said on her former show, "The Talk." "… I support him for his freedom of speech, and he's my friend."
Morgan and Osbourne were both widely labeled as racists as a result, but both have continued to persevere in their careers.
Osbourne, who has dual U.K. and U.S. citizenship and who has been married to husband Ozzy for 40 years, turns 70 on Sunday.