UPDATE: Sharon Osbourne denied Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation, tweeting on Saturday, March 14, “Never in my life did I utter the words that Holly was ‘too ghetto’ to be on the Talk, as well as not having her fired [sic].”
She also posted what she said was an email from Holly. Sharon tweeted, “In response to Holly Robinson Peete’s accusation of me getting her fired from The Talk, 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 The Talk.” Holly has not commented.
Here’s something to Talk about.
On Friday, March 12, Holly Robinson Peete, a former co-host of The Talk, took to Twitter to share her account of why she was let go from the daytime talk show after just one season, pointing the figure at current host Sharon Osbourne. Holly alleges, “I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for ‘The Talk’…then I was gone.”
Holly continues, “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.”
Former co-host Leah Remini also chimed in when a fan of the talk show claimed that the King of Queens actress was the one who started the rumor that Sharon called Holly “ghetto.” Leah told the critic, “Don’t be ridiculous. But good try love.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leah first made the allegations in a 2012 Twitter Q&A, claiming that Sharon thought she and Holly were “awkward,” “not funny” and “ghetto.”