The 36-year-old is coming out swinging and not holding back on her feelings after her mother Sharon Osbourne was forced off The Talk following a tense on-air conversation about racism.
Kelly took a firm stand on the cancel culture movement during an interview with Extra on Tuesday. Acknowledging “the world is scary right now," the former reality star told the outlet she “didn’t know what was really going on” because she “just thought that simply being not racist was enough.”
“It’s not, it’s actually not, you have to be actively not racist and educate yourself and learn, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake,” she said, adding, “Everybody’s so afraid of cancel culture," before explaining she doesn't agree with the cancel culture movement.
"I say f--k cancel culture, it’s all about counsel culture … educate people, teach people ... a gentle nudge in the right direction is so much better than a public execution," Kelly told the outlet.
Kelly's strong stance comes just weeks after her mom Sharon was booted as co-host of The Talk. The decision came from CBS following an internal investigation after a heated on-air conversation about racism sparked a firestorm of accusations.
During the March 10 episode, Sharon Osbourne fiercely defended her friend Piers Morgan. He was under scrutiny following his controversial comments about Meghan Markle's accusation that she experienced racism within the palace.
“I feel even like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist ... How can I be racist about anybody or anything in my life?” she told her co-host Sheryl Underwood during the tense episode.
The Talk immediately went on hiatus. Weeks later, CBS revealed Sharon Osbourne would no longer be on the show.
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace,” the network indicated at the time," the network said in a statement.