Sharon Osbourne claims Simon Cowell "doesn't like overweight people"

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
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The X Factor and American's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne has once again hit out at Simon Cowell, claiming that he is "superficial" and "doesn't like" singers who are larger.

The outspoken music manager appeared on the Honest AF podcast, hosted by 'rock wives' and businesswomen Daniella Clarke and Barbaranne Wylde, and talked about how 'authentic' artists can struggle on TV talent shows.

Agreeing with the hosts' hypothesis that someone like Guns N Roses frontman Axl Rose wouldn't make it beyond the first round because of his "screeching", Osbourne claimed Cowell refused to support larger-framed people.

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Photo credit: ITV

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"Simon doesn't have an ability to see individuals," she said (at 17 minutes in). "He doesn’t like people who are overweight. Seriously!

"That’s why he turned down Jennifer Hudson, that’s why he wouldn’t champion her on the show (American Idol). But it’s the truth. He’s very dated."

Daniella and Barbaranne claimed the mogul was "superficial", which Osbourne agreed with.

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage - Getty Images

She also claimed that most female pop singers in the industry have no individuality in their style, then slammed them for their sexual nature and called them "sad bitches".

Osbourne alleged Cowell sacked her from The X Factor because she was "too old" back in 2017, and although he recently suggested their feud had come to an end and that she's "always welcome" back on the show, she wasn't interested in 2019 and has made it clear that she's still not interested now, either.

Osbourne recently faced a large backlash after she revealed she made an assistant run into her burning house to rescue her dogs... and then fired them.

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