‘The Talk’ will remain quiet for a bit longer after more accusations against Sharon Osbourne surface
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After first reporting that “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne allegedly has a history of making racist, xenophobic and homophobic remarks, CBS told journalist Yashir Ali the show will extended its current hiatus.
CBS told Ali that it will continue the show’s hiatus through Tuesday, March 23, 2021 now, following on air debate about race.
The show had been slated to return with new episodes Wednesday, March 17, 2021.
“The Talk” was previously scheduled to be preempted March 19 and March 22, 2021 for NCAA tournament coverage, meaning only March 17 and 18 will be filled with repeats.
Ali published an exclusive report March 16 that outlined a purported repeated pattern of offensive comments made by Osbourne, including referring to Chinese-American former co-host Julie Chen as “wonton” and “slanty eyes” and referring to former co-host Sara Gilbert, who is a lesbian, as a “pussy licker” and “fish eater.”
Meanwhile, former co-host Holly Robinson Peete has accused Osbourne of getting her fired from the show because she was too “ghetto” for the show. Osbourne’s lawyers responded with a cease and desist letter demanding Peete delete the tweet.
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🤦🏽♀️ 🤷🏽♀️#fbf https://t.co/7pnCnhM5rf pic.twitter.com/CXR4DzvlEZ
— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) March 12, 2021
Osbourne, Ali notes, denied the claim and even went as far to say she’s never used the word “ghetto” except to refer Nazi Ghettos — but then a 2011 clip of her calling former co-host Leah Remini “ghetto” for the way she talks surfaced.
Remini was one of the sources cited by Ali who said she heard Osbourne use racist terms about Chen.
Ali’s reporting also noted Osbourne allegedly referred to an Iranian-American agent as a “Persian Carpet Cunt” and accused her of stealing jewelry she actually won in a raffle.
Osbourne’s publicist send Ali a statement supporting the embattled host, attributing the accusations to “disgruntled former employee(s).”