On Thursday, Osbourne weighed in on recent allegations of sexual harassment and voting irregularities made by the chief executive officer of the Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences, Deborah Dugan (allegations the organization has denied, according to several news outlets)
The Talk co-host backed Dugan’s accusations of voting discrepancies, saying “everybody knew it was rigged.”
Dugan was suspended from her duties, she says, after voicing her concerns.
Osbourne further critiqued the organization, telling viewers that the Grammys are “run by middle-aged, white wannabes with no creative talent at all.”
She described the makeup of the board as both “power hungry” and “money hungry.”
“They obviously didn’t have great youths and they’re taking it out on everybody,” she added.
Viewers took to Twitter to weigh in on Osbourne’s comments, with some applauding her for bringing the voting issues to people’s attention.
@MrsSOsbourne you just made me realize again why I love you! You go girl!! Speak the truth about the grammy’s!!
— Karen davie (@Karenlynndavie) January 23, 2020
Right on Sharon!! hahahaha so true and I do believe that there is some riggin going on the Grammy’s have sucked badly over the years,I don’t watch except for when our classic artists present or do live show otherwise I change the channel haha And Congrats for presenting <3
— karmarocs (@karmarocs) January 23, 2020
But others said they weren’t shocked at the news that the awards might be rigged, and said this shouldn’t surprise so many people.
It’s no surprise that the Grammys are rigged. Their credibility and relevance has been on the decline for a long time but they’ve put the nails in the coffin with this case. If this is the Grammys then imagine the others?
— FENDI WILLIAMS (@THECLASSICMANNY) January 22, 2020
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