The spat between NBC and some of the Osbournes is showing no sign of getting over soon. After the network denied it fired Jack Osbourne from "Stars Earn Stripes" due to his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, the 26-year-old television personality claimed it's a lie.
"NBC said they didn't fire me over my diagnosis? Bull-F***ing-S***," so he tweeted while giving a link to an article that includes the network's statement over the matter. Seemingly responding to NBC's explanation that the show requires "strenuous physical activity," he wrote in another post, "I took part in a 16 hr challenge over 30 miles with a 40lbs ruck on my back in Jan. I had MS then. Don't tell me wot physically demanding is."
In another news, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt is reportedly not talking to Sharon Osbourne anymore since she accused the network of discriminating against her son. "I have no reason to talk to her," he allegedly wrote in an email to the representatives of the Osbourne matriarch. According to NY Post, the judge of "America's Got Talent" has attempted to meet with NBC's exec since her interview, in which she talked about Jack's alleged firing, was released.
To the site, Sharon said the real reason she would quit "AGT" was discrimination against her son. She insisted that "all [NBC] had to do was say, 'Jack is not doing the show because he has MS,' and that's it."
Defending the network, Robert released a statement to stress that "this network does not discriminate on any basis." Of why Jack was not hired as a contestant on "Stars Earn Stripes", he said, "Although we did not ask Jack to participate in the competition, we were able to offer him two substantial alternative roles on the show, both of which he declined."
"As a company that cares deeply about the health and safety of everyone on our shows -- especially one like STARS EARN STRIPES that requires dangerous water stunts, strenuous physical activity, and uses live ammunition -- we required all potential participants to undergo medical vetting to ensure that they could safely participate," he further explained.