Sharon Osbourne blames technology for making Generation Z 'rude and entitled'

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Sharon Osbourne has hit out at the young people who make up Generation Z, calling them ‘rude and entitled’ (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne isn’t one to mince her words or hide her opinions. Now she’s turning her attention to young people who make up Generation Z, claiming that they’re “rude and entitled”.

In an interview with the Daily Star, the former X Factor judge put the problem down to how dependent the demographic – which includes everyone born between 1995 to 2015 – has become on technology and social media, suggesting that they spend too much time on their smartphones rather than engaging with people in real-life.

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“It is just life skills and social skills,” she explained. “And this generation that’s coming up – 16, 17, 18-year-olds – they have very bad social skills.”

Osbourne is currently on Twitter and Instagram herself and has over three million followers across both platforms. Just last month, she took to social media to thank her fans for all sending messages of support to her husband, musician Ozzy Osbourne. 

She had previously announced that Ozzy was being treated for complications from the flu and bronchitis at the Los Angeles Keck hospital. The former Black Sabbath singer had been forced to pull out of the European and UK legs of his No More Tours II tour, as well as cancelling planned performances in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, because of the illness.

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At the time, Osbourne tweeted through her partner’s account, writing: “Ozzy recently developed pneumonia & has spent some time in hospital. He is through the worst part. His doctors have advised that he stay at home to recuperate for full 6 weeks.”

Discussing how much better Ozzy was doing in a recent episode of The Talk, in which Osbourne acts as co-host alongside Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba and Sara Gilbert, she said: “He’s doing great. He’s out of ICU and he’s doing good. He’s breathing on his own.”