Sharon Osbourne gives her brutally honest thoughts on Maddy McCann’s parents 53



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Over the last few years, many people have wondered what really happened on that night that Madeleine McCann disappeared. All we do know is that it was a terrible tragedy and there isn’t one person who should be blamed. But that doesn’t stop some from wondering if her parents had made different arrangements, would she still be here today?

One of those people is talk show host Sharon Osbourne. Making news headlines last week for her separation from rock ‘n’ roll husband Ozzy, she’s now back in the limelight for her on-air comments about Madeleine McCann’s parents…and she’s been slammed for it.


She told a US chat show: “They left their baby in the room sleeping . . . while they went to dinner in the restaurant.

“While they were in the resort their baby was taken. And it is like, ‘Oh but we can see everything that is going on’. It is like insane.”

Sharon, 63, added: “It is like so many things happen in just a second. If you leave a candle on and the curtain blows on it and it caught on fire.

“And I think of all these scenarios in my head and there is no way in a million years that you would ever do that.”

In May 2007, Madeleine, then three, vanished from an apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal after being left there by her parents Kate and Gerry while they went to dinner.

The comments have reportedly outraged and upset the pair.

A family friend told The Mirror: “It’s very disappointing when someone with such a high profile makes this sort of ignorant, ill-informed comment.

“She should think about the effect it could have on Madeline’s brother and sister, as well as the wider family.

“Kate and Gerry have never forgiven themselves and this should not have been aired in a random way, as it apparently was.

“It’s based on ignorance of the true facts. While she’s entitled to her view she should keep it to herself.”


In her 2011 book ‘Madeleine’, Kate McCann said, “Blaming us takes it away from the abductor. Someone stole a child. Of course we feel guilt. But it doesn’t bring the child back. So we tries to take control of things you can influence, to help the search.”

“People say, ‘Why doidn’t you get a babysitter?’ Having a babysitter implied there was a risk situation and we just didn’t see it like that.

“We didn’t think it was necessary. It wasn’t to save money”.

Tell us, do you agree or disagree with Sharon Osbourne?

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  1. Who is Sharon Osbourne?

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    • If someone like Sharon is called ignorant for making a very intelligent comment about child care then all those who agree she was wrong for doing so have no inclination how to be a loving parent or just read the Truth of the Lie by Goncalo Amaral the detective who searched for Madeline McCann or watch the YouTube video What really happened to Madeline McCann by Richard D Hall

    • Yeah Sharon Osbourne “mother of the year”. Not

    • she want s to concentrate on her own life ,always interferring in others lives,vile woman

  2. Sharon Osborn has a big mouth loud and has no class.

  3. They should of got a babysitter most parents would

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    • I’m sure they feel guilty but any parent would get a babysitter there is always risks with young children

  4. But millions of others agree with Sharon, just who would go leave their children in this same situation. You only go as far as you can hear them if they call, and in a restaurant situation with all the noise and chatter this would be impossible. Good on you Sharon for speaking out.. I agree with you. The children will work it out for themselves when older.

  5. I agree with Sharon totally . The parents are ultimately and definetly responsible for Madeleine going missing ! How they were not charged for leaving three vulnerable children alone without care is beyond me . It is about time the British government achieved justice for Madeleine McCann and stop protecting the people responsible!! Good on you Sharon,

  6. I don’t agree with Sharon. I get a pain in my heart every time I hear about the McCann’s loss. I could happen to anyone.

  7. Sharon Osborne should keep her mouth shut…ignorant woman. Upsetting these poor people. They do not need it…

  8. Who among us has not done something, that with hindsight we would never do again, where is compassion in making comments on a family tragedy?

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    • Amen to that Brenda- totally agree

  9. She who’s children were brought up around drugs all their lives!!

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    • she whose children were brought up around drugs all their lives should think before they speak lest they be judged

  10. Totally agree with Sharon, never ever would I leave my little one alone, it takes but a few seconds to change everything as they very well know now. While I feel for the parents & what the little one has endured I think the parents need to take responsibility

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