Sharon Osbourne, one of the judges on America’s Got Talent, says she won’t return to the show once the season wraps up, claiming NBC fired her son, Jack Osbourne, from its upcoming competition entry Stars Earn Stripes after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She told the New York Post, “I just can’t be fake. It’s discrimination, and it was badly handled.”
Sharon Osbourne claims producers behind Stars Earn Stripes, a series that sees celebrities compete in intense military challenges to earn prizes for charities, contacted her two days before her son was supposed to start work on the series claiming the show could not move forward with her son on board.
Producers claim that while they were in talks with Jack Osbourne to join the series but his contract was never signed, though both mother and son noted they were operating under good faith that he’d be among the contestants on the show, which is set to premiere Aug. 13.