THE Talk alum Holly Robinson Peete claimed “condescending” Sharon Osbourne called her “too ghetto” for the show.
The Talk alum Holly Robinson Peete made a head-turning claim about Sharon Osbourne and her time on the CBS talk showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The pair only spent one season working alongside each other before Holly was let goCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Holly, 56, took to Twitter and wrote: “I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for #theTalk…then I was gone.
“I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because…she HAD to.”
Holly’s tweet came after a fan wrote: “No one listened when Holly Robinson Peete called out Sharon Osbourne’s thinly veiled racism. And now it’s right here on Twitter for all to see. Believe Black women.”
Holly and Sharon, 68, worked alongside one another on the CBS talk show in 2010, before the Meet the Peetes star was let go after just one season.
Holly took to Twitter and claimed Sharon said the actress was ‘too ghetto’ for The TalkCredit: Twitter
‘I bring this up now bc I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took w/her co host who remained calm & respectful because…she HAD to,’ Holly, here between Sharon and former cohost Julie Chen, saidCredit: Getty Images – Getty
This comes after Sharon defended Piers Morgan and his ‘freedom of speech’ following his negative comments about Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah WinfreyCredit: Handout
She told Hollywood Reporter in 2011 she revealed she didn’t understand she was given the boot: “Still to this day, I don’t know. I speculate in my mind, but in trying to move forward all I can say is, ‘Hey, is it because of my performance?’ I don’t think so.”
All of the chaos comes after Sharon made it clear she was in ex Good Morning Britain anchor Pier’s corner after he slammed the Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah Winfrey interview following her comments that she felt suicidal while pregnant.
During the interview, Meghan claimed she was suicidal while five months pregnantCredit: CBS
Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry also claimed senior figures in the Royals questioned the color of her first born Archie’s skin before the pair welcomed himCredit: CBS
However, Sharon’s cohost Sheryl Underwood did not see eye to eye with her after Ozzy Osbourne‘s wife said she was supporting Pier’s “freedom of speech.”
Hours after the on-air spat – which saw the duo refuse to apologize on air as revealed exclusively by The Sun – Sharon posted a lengthy message in which she clarified her position and views.
She wrote on Instagram: “I have always been embraced with so much love and support from the black community and I have deep respect and love for the black community.
Sharon and her The Talk cohost Sheryl Underwood would get into a spat on-air about the America’s Got Talent alum’s defense of PiersCredit: CBS
Viewers wold see the duo exchange wordsCredit: CBS
Which ended up with Sharon in tearsCredit: CBS
“To anyone of colour that I offended and/or anyone that feels confused and let down by what I said I am sorry.
“I felt panicked, truly blindsided, got defensive and allowed my fear and horror of being accused of being racist take over.
“There are very few things that hurt my heart more than racism so to feel associated with that spun me fast! I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us and will continue to learn, listen and do better.
Sharon, here with Piers and her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, would soon clarify her words and apologizeCredit: Instagram
‘I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying…’ she wrote on InstagramCredit: PA:Press Association
“Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I should have been more specific about that in my Tweet…”
The fallout from the on-air fight may continue to have a negative impact, as previously, The Sun exclusively revealed Sharon may head for the exit doors.
The source said: “Sharon stormed off the set furious before the taping was done, leaving Sheryl to close the show alone.
“Sharon is hurt that she was attacked on air. She feels she was made to look bad. She feels betrayed and that no one at the show has her back.”
The insider continued that everyone on the show is “petrified” the original cast member will quit.
The source added: “If Sharon quits the show will most certainly be canceled. No one will watch without Sharon…”