Sharon Osbourne Says Simon Cowell Doesn’t Like Overweight People & “That’s Why He Turned Down Jennifer Hudson”

Pablo Urdiales Antelo | Talent Recap

Sharon Osbourne has caught herself in the limelight, once again, after making new claims about Simon Cowell that have us in shock. Speaking on a recent podcast episode, Osbourne mentioned that Simon Cowell doesn’t like overweight people and overall has “dated” views. Others say that this is just another way for Sharon to uphold her shock factor personality.

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Simon Cowell “Doesn’t Like People Who Are Overweight”, Says Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne recently featured as a guest on the ‘Honest AF Show’ podcast, talking about her struggles as a woman in the music industry, Ozzy Osbourne and her former boss, Simon Cowell. The TV star gave the podcast hosts a full rundown on unheard info about Cowell’s personal views, that she calls ‘outdated’.

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“Simon doesn’t have an ability to see individuals. He doesn’t like people who are overweight. Seriously,” begins Osbourne. “That’s why he turned down Jennifer Hudson, that’s why he wouldn’t champion her on American Idol. But it’s the truth. He’s very dated (in his views).”

Both Sharon and Simon have worked with each other on the panel of The X Factor for many years and are known for their love/hate friendship.

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This isn’t the first time that Sharon Osbourne has sparked another episode of her ongoing feud with Cowell. Just a few months ago, Osbourne appeared on Good Morning Britain to give an update on where she stands with Simon. After being reminded of the feud between them both, that has lasted years, Sharon claimed she hadn’t spoken to the TV judge in a long time. Of course, in true Sharon Osbourne fashion, she took one last poke at Cowell’s new slim figure and appearance before the interview ended.

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Sources respond to Sharon’s comments, saying: “This is just not what Simon is like”

Although Sharon’s rivalry tactics seem to be nothing but light-hearted humour, sources have spoken to the Mail Online, calling Osbourne a “shock jock”. “This is just not what Simon is like. He treats every individual person equally. Instead, it feels like Sharon is just turning into a bit of a shock jock these days like her friend Howard Stern,” says the source.

Sharon and Kelly Osbourne having 'arguments' on The Masked Singer ...
Pictured above: Sharon Osbourne as a guest judge on The Masked Singer UK

However, it seems the evidence may be on Sharon’s side. Ever since she appeared on Idol, Jennifer Hudson has been open about past comments that Cowell has made about her: “Simon told me I was ‘too big’ in every way. I think he meant my hair, my voice, my personality, my songs.”

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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