Sharon Osbourne is no longer a co-host on The Talk after she decided to exit the show following a heated argument with Sheryl Underwood. The moment went viral and former co-host Holly Robinson Peete recalled when Osbourne called her “ghetto.” This added fuel to the fire and Osbourne slammed Peete as a “disgruntled” employee. Now the actress is clapping back and setting things straight.
Did Sharon Osbourne call Holly Robinson Peete ‘ghetto?’
During the fallout of the explosive meltdown by Osbourne, Peete recalled the alleged reason she was forced to leave The Talk. The former Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper actress was on the panel with Osbourne during the freshman season. However, after only one season Peete, along with Leah Remini, were let go from the show and replaced for season 2.
“I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for The Talk… then I was gone,” Peete tweeted on March 12. “I bring this up now [because] I was mortified watching the disrespectful condescending tone she took [with] her co-host who remained calm [and] respectful because… she HAD to.”
However, Osbourne denied referring to Peet with that term as it’s allegedly not in her vocabulary.
“It’s an absolute lie—a 110 percent lie,” Osbourne told Variety. “I cannot have anyone fired… And that is a not a term I use. That’s not in my vocabulary. I don’t speak like that. The only ghetto I know is the Warsaw Ghetto and I think that’s the only time I’ve ever referred to something like that.”
Sharon Osbourne calls former co-host’s disgruntled
Following The Talk returning to CBS, the ladies held a discussion to heal after the explosive incident. Osbourne took to HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher to continue defending herself and try to control the narrative around her. When the host asked Osbourne about what her one-time co-hosts accused her of, the red-head say they were “disgruntled.”
Word got back to Peet about what Osbourne said and she did not hold back quoting a video where Osbourne is heard using the word “ghetto.”
“So I’m told this lady told Bill Maher that Leah Remini [and] I are ‘disgruntled,'” Peete tweeted. “Didn’t watch, did Bill (who knows us both) push back or did he coddle [and] commiserate like [with] Kelly Anne [and] Megyn [Kelly]?”
In addition, Peete’s mother also took to Twitter to defend her daughter — something Peet says “she’s been holding this in for over a decade.”
“Mrs. Osbourne is NOT going to call my daughter a ‘disgruntled’ liar,” Dolores Robinson tweeted. “Not only did you call her ‘ghetto’ many times but you engineered her firing AND threatened me when I confronted you with, ‘I have more money than you Dolores. I will sue you!’ Stop lying/whining/blaming. Grow up.”
Despite losing her job and being accused of racism, Osbourne told Bill Maher she was going to be OK.
“I’m a fighter, I’m doing just fine,” she said. “What about the people that are cut from the knees down and they can’t afford to get lessons now on what’s politically correct and how to talk to people? What happens to them? It’s not fair, because it isn’t about being a racist. It’s about maybe about not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day, because it changes from day to day.”
There’s no word on what Osbourne is going to do next.