Aaron Carter slams hosts Aisha Tyler and Sharon Osbourne for calling him an 'addict'
'The Talk' cohosts were discussing the singer's recent arrest for an alleged DUI and drug possession
Aaron Carter has a beef to pick with CBS’ The Talk.
On Twitter Monday, the singer took cohosts Sharon Osbourne and Aisha Tyler to task over their comments about his arrest for alleged DUI and marijuana possession. Earlier in the day, Osbourne criticized Carter on the talk show, saying, “He looks like he’s cracked out,” and Tyler joined in, remarking, “To me, this just seems like a typical addict.”
Sharing video of the moment, Carter addressed the two in his tweet, writing, “Hey @MrsSOsbourne and @aishatyler on @TheTalkCBS I am not an ‘addict’ and not on ‘crack.’ To claim such derogatory statements is sick. #Sad.”
Carter was arrested Saturday night and charged with driving under the influence, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, and possession of drug-related objects, the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE.
Since his arrest, Carter has been vocal on social media, apologizing to his fans for missed tour dates and telling his side of the story. He wrote a lengthy post with the caption, “Thank you ALL for your prayers & well wishes. I am so sorry to all my fans that I missed. The truth will come out!”
Carter’s note on social media asserts he was not in a moving vehicle when arrested, but instead at an Auto Zone. He also stated that he holds a medical license for medical marijuana, adding that he believes his “celebrity” was targeted in this instance
Carter also criticized his older brother, Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys, for his public tweets about Aaron’s well-being. Nick wrote on Twitter, “To my brother: I love u no matter what & if you feel the need to reach for help, I am here and willing to help you get better.”
As part of his lengthy statement posted to Twitter, Aaron responded, “If my own blood (Nick) truly cared about my well-being, why wouldn’t he call me directly and have a conversation instead of making this about him through a very public forum? That’s not cool at all to use me for his PR and kick me while I am down. I love my family despite it through thick and thin.”