Sharon Osbourne denies calling Holly Robinson Peete ‘too ghetto’ for The Talk
The Talk has canceled its two upcoming live shows after CBS launched a probe into Sharon Osbourne’s bust up with Sheryl Underwood over Piers Morgan.
It was revealed Sunday that the show will not air Monday or Tuesday. Wednesday’s show is set to go ahead, Deadline reports. Journalist Elizabeth Vargas and singer Carly Pearce had both been scheduled to appear on the canceled shows.
Osbourne had launched into a passionate defense of Morgan on Wednesday’s The Talk, one day after she had also tweeted her support for him. Her resulting spat with co-host Underwood on the issue is now being investigated by the network.
Then on Saturday she was forced to deny calling another former co-star Holly Robinson Peete ‘too ghetto’ for the show. Osbourne – the wife of rocker Ozzy – says she ‘never uttered those words’.
She posted a screenshot of an email that she says was sent by Robinson Peete in 2011, arguing the note ‘speaks for itself’ on the issue.
In it Robinson Peete, 56, seems to suggest the reason she was removed from the show was down to Julie Chen, the wife of former CBS chairman Les Moonves and not Osbourne. DailyMail.com has contacted a representative for CBS and Chen.
The email notes: ‘CBS is doing behind-the-scenes damage to my career with other studios and nets…I know you are in a tough spot…’
That came after Robinson Peete, who co-hosted the first season of The Talk in 2010, had claimed Osbourne got her fired, tweeting: ‘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.’
‘I’ve always been a highroad girl but when I watched what everyone else saw on my former show … it triggered me and I wanted to speak out,’ the actress added on Instagram.
Morgan came under fire – and left his his job on Good Morning Britain – following comments he made about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Sharon Osbourne, left, and Holly Robinson Peete, right, pictured in 2011. Osbourne has denied calling Holly Robinson Peete ‘too ghetto’ for The Talk, saying she ‘never uttered those words’ after CBS launched a probe into her bust up with Sheryl Underwood over Piers Morgan
The TV star and wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, 68, shared an email from her former colleague over the weekend, which she argues ‘speaks for itself’ on the issue
That came after Robinson Peete, who co-hosted the first season of The Talk in 2010, had claimed Osbourne got her fired, tweeting: ‘I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for #theTalk … then I was gone’
In her Instagram post Saturday Osbourne wrote: ‘In response to @hollyrpeete Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation of me getting her fired from @thetalkcbs and saying she was “too ghetto” to be on The Talk. ‘
‘I never once uttered those words and I am sharing an e mail sent to me from Holly one month after she was let go by CBS.
‘As I have stated before, I have never had the ability/authority to get anyone fired from @thetalkcbs and Ms. Peete’s email speaks for itself.’
Osbourne had already denied Robinson Peete’s allegations telling Variety it is ‘a 110 percent lie.’ She said: ‘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 has claimed CBS ‘blindsided’ her when she was asked live on The Talk about her support for Piers Morgan, as the network announced it has launched a probe into her bust up with co-host Sheryl Underwood. Pictured the incident on Wednesday’s show
Osbourne also said Saturday that CBS ‘blindsided’ her when she was asked live on The Talk about her support for Morgan. The network has announced it has launched a probe into her bust up with co-host Underwood.
She said she was used ‘like a lamb held out for slaughter’ by CBS, claiming she was left out of planning the segment for the first time in 11 years and the topic of conversation was only mentioned to her minutes before it aired.
In the interview, the Duchess of Sussex said her mental health became so bad while they were living in the UK as senior working Royals she ‘didn’t want to be alive any more’.
Morgan said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ Meghan said live on air Monday morning sparking more than 41,000 viewer complaints to watchdog Ofcom, which ultimately led to his exit from the show.
Osbourne and Underwood then got into a row on The Talk Wednesday over the saga with Sharon arguing Morgan was just expressing an opinion and questioning where he had been racist.
She had also tweeted of Morgan: ‘I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.’
After she faced a backlash and accusations of racism following Wednesday’s show, Osbourne issued a statement (above) Friday apologizing ‘to anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down’
Piers Morgan expressed his disappointment after Osbourne apologized
After she too faced a backlash and accusations of racism, Osbourne then issued a statement after Friday apologizing ‘to anyone of colour that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down’.
Osbourne later said she was ‘in shock’ and felt like she was facing a ‘firing squad.’
‘I was honestly in shock. I felt like I was in front of a firing squad. I felt like a lamb held out for slaughter… They had me there for 20 minutes,’ she said.
‘We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace,’ the network said in a statement Friday.
‘All matters related to the Wednesday episode of ‘The Talk’ are currently under internal review.’
Morgan had praised Osbourne for tweeting her support for him, saying: ‘When stuff like this happens, true friends run towards you, fake friends run away. I love Sharon Osbourne because she always stays true to herself.
‘She knew she would get abused by the woke brigade for tweeting this – but did it anyway because it’s what she believes.’
Following her u-turn, he slammed what he described as ‘bullies’ on The Talk for ‘shaming’ her into apologizing.
‘Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bulls***,’ he tweeted.
‘This is where we’ve reached. I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.’
Morgan had praised Osbourne for tweeting her support for him. Following her u-turn, he slammed what he described as ‘bullies’ on The Talk for ‘shaming’ her into apologizing
Morgan stood by his comments Wednesday saying he still doesn’t believe Meghan and that he is ‘happy to die on’ free speech.
‘On Monday, I said I didn’t believe Meghan Markle in her Oprah interview. I’ve had time to reflect on this opinion, and I still don’t,’ he tweeted.
‘If you did, OK. Freedom of speech is a hill I’m happy to die on. Thanks for all the love, and hate. I’m off to spend more time with my opinions’.
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