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CBS’ daytime panel chat show The Talk has canceled its live shows for today, Monday, March 15, and tomorrow Tuesday, March 16. The show is currently slated to return to original broadcasts Wednesday, March 17.
Deadline was on it.
The announcement was made days after CBS on Friday announced it was launching an investigation into the heated argument at the beginning of Wednesday’s broadcast.
Co-host Shannon Osbourne became emotional and combative during a discussion with her co-host Sheryl Underwood about how her public support for former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan following his comments about the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and how they are being perceived.
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist,” Osbourne told her co-hosts.
After Friday’s show, Osbourne tweeted an apology about the exchange to “anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused, or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.”
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 12, 2021
Meanwhile, former Talk co-host Holly Robinson Peete, in response to Osbourne’s apology, accused Osbourne of racist treatment toward her, and implied Osbourne had a hand in Peete’s dismissal from the show.
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’s response to that accusation:
An addendum to my previous Tweet. 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.
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) March 14, 2021