CBS ‘s The Talk which has long been a juggernaut for the network is now finding itself in trouble. This week it emerged that allegedly Sharon Osborne might have a taste for those who are racist but then apparently had no idea that might also make her racist.
As a result of those comments and her defense of Piers Morgan execs have placed the show entirely on hiatus for the foreseeable future.
The problem first arose after Osborne jumped to the defense of disgraced presenter Piers Morgan. For those who are all caught up, Morgan famously tried to claim on Good Morning Britain that somehow by coming forward about her struggles Meghan Markle was lying. Particularly lying about suicide tendencies inside the palace —- which in turn set off intense criticism.
Osborne followed suit with her own comments on Twitter following reports that Piers presumably had been fired from the show behind closed doors. In tweets, Osborne claimed that she supported Morgan but then quickly chimed in not realizing that made her look bad.
But it gets worse.
Following the comments on social media by Osborne, Holly Robinson-Peete came forth with her own allegations of racism against Osborne. Those claims suggest that Osborne at one point in time allegedly told Peete that she was too ghetto for The Talk.
As one would guess the backlash was swift. Osborne has since pretty much kept mostly quiet.
The comments by Peete triggered the shutdown.
“I’m old enough to remember when Sharon complained that I was too ‘ghetto’ for #theTalk… then I was gone,” Peete, 56, tweeted last week.
“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…”