‘The Talk’: Holly Robinson Peete’s Mom Slams Sharon Osbourne — ‘You Engineered Her Firing’
Sharon Osbourne is not leaving The Talk quietly after severe backlash for her meltdown on the show defending her friend Piers Morgan. After the viral incident, many things from the past came up and former co-host Holly Robinson Peete accused her of calling her “ghetto.” Despite Osbourne denying using that word, Peete’s mother took to social media to denounce her alleged bad behavior.
When did Sharon Osbourne call Holly Robinson Peete ‘ghetto?’
Back when The Talk started, the cast was conformed of six ladies: Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Osbourne, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Peete, and Leah Remini. However, after a cast shakeup for season 2, Peete and Remini were let go and replaced by Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.
After Osbourne’s meltdown with Underwood, Peete reminded everyone that she was let go from the talk show and pointed the finger at the former.
“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.”
This unleashed a series of accusations against Osbourne being racist and homophobic, something the latter has denied. When the reality TV personality made an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, Osbourne once again denied ever using that word as it wasn’t in her vocabulary. Osbourne said she was just a “disgruntled” person for having been cut from the show.
Holly Robinson Peete and her mother fire back
After someone tipped Peete about what Osbourne had said on the HBO show, the former The Talk co-host fired back. She took to Twitter once again to reinforce her statement and not back down from her claims.
“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]?”
Batting for her daughter and making her own claims, Dolores Robinson entered the conversation to slam Osbourne.
“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.”
The Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper alum replied saying she was going to let her mom finish as she had “been holding this in for over a decade.”
Sharon Osbourne says she’s not a racist
During her appearance on the Bill Maher-hosted show, Osbourne said she was called a racist, something she doesn’t agree with.
“‘I’ve been called so many things in my life. I am so used to being called names but a racist is one, I will not take,” Osbourne said.
After HBO shared the clip on Twitter, Peete’s mother quoted the tweet and added, “Take it @MrsSOsbourne because you are! This whole interview is a disgrace. Shame on you, Bill Mahar [sic].”
At the end of her interview, Osbourne said she said she would be fine despite losing her job. However, she wonder what other people would do if they are in a similar situation but without the means she has to move on from this job.
“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,” she added.