Sharon Osbourne Denies Calling Holly Robinson Peete “Ghetto” + Says She Was ‘Blindsided’ By CBS
Sharon Osbourne is speaking out against claims made by former ‘The Talk‘ host/actress, Holly Robinson Peete. As previously reported, Peete took to social media on Friday (Mar.12) with claims that Sharon Osbourne had a hand in her getting fired. Peete also claimed that Osbourne once “complained” about her persona on the show and expressed that she was “too ghetto” for the ‘The Talk‘.
Sharon Osbourne has since denied the allegations made by Holly Robinson Peete. According to Variety, Osbourne claims the word ‘ghetto’ is not in her vocabulary. Osbourne said,
“It’s an absolute lie—a 110 percent lie. 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.”
Osbourne took to Instagram on Saturday (Mar.13) to further clear her name. She released a screenshot of an email sent to her from Holly Robinson Peete back in 2011 shortly after she was let go from ‘The Talk’. In the email, Peete is candidly speaking about her firing and troubles that took place behind the scenes of the show. Sharon Osbourne captioned the post,
“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.”
As previously reported, Sharon Osbourne got into a heated exchange with her The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood. During the conversation, Sharon Osbourne defended her friend, Piers Morgan, after he slammed Meghan Markle and her claims that she was a victim of racism while living in Buckingham Palace.
See their exchange below:
Sharon Osbourne has since issued an apology, but now claims that she was ‘blindsided’ by CBS executives. She claims that exec’s forced producers to have her co-hosts ‘blindside’ her with questions about her now-viral tweet defending Piers Morgan. Osbourne told Variety,
“I blame the network for it. I was blindsided, totally blindsided by the whole situation. In my 11 years, this was the first time I was not involved with the planning of the segment.”
According to Osbourne, about eight minutes before the show started on Wednesday (Mar.10), a showrunner asked her if it was okay if they asked about Piers Morgan. Osbourne said,
“I said, ‘Sure, they can ask me whatever.’ But then I get on there, I say my piece and Sheryl [Underwood] turns around straight-faced, looks at me and is reading from a card with questions. I was just so hurt, caught off guard and stunned by what I was being asked and not prepared. 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.”
Osbourne goes on to say that CBS executives were behind the whole thing.
“I’m a big girl. I’m a professional. However CBS blindsided me. I don’t know why they did it to me. The showrunners told me it came from executives to do this to me.”
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