Holly Robinson Peete, who was one of the original hosts of CBS ‘ The speech, criticized Sharon Osbourne on Twitter, saying her former co-host “complained that I was too ‘ghetto'” for the show “and that she was responsible for his departure in 2011.
“I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for # theTalk … then I was gone,” Peete tweeted. “I’m talking about it now because I was mortified to see the disrespectful and condescending tone she took with her co-host who remained respectful because… she HAD.
Peete’s comments come after Osbourne burst into tears during Wednesday’s episode of The speech after being arrested by co-host Sheryl Underwood for giving “refuge” to allegedly racist comments by friend Piers Morgan on the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle. Among his most inflammatory remarks, Morgan said he didn’t believe in Markle’s suicidal thoughts.
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who a lot of people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Osbourne said, before asking Underwood to ‘be specific about how Morgan was racist. .
After the heated conversation from Wednesday’s episode, Osbourne shared a Twitter statement excusing her for her remarks, adding that she “felt blind [and] became defensive. Morgan reacted to the moment between Underwood and Osbourne demanding that The speech Apologize after “humiliating and intimidating” his friend.
See Peete’s tweet below.
I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ to #the speech… Then I was gone💨
I’m talking about it now because I was mortified to watch the disrespectful and condescending tone she was taking with her co-host who remained calm and respectful because … she HAD to 🤦🏽♀️ 🤷🏽♀️#fbf https://t.co/7pnCnhM5rf pic.twitter.com/CXR4DzvlEZ
– Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) March 12, 2021