'Disgruntled' Holly Robinson Peete Fires Back at Former 'The Talk' Co-Host Sharon Osbourne

Actress Holly Robinson Peete fired back at her former The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne on Saturday, following Osbourne's Friday appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Osbourne, who was the final remaining original host of The Talk, exited the daytime program in March, after landing in hot water for defending Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle, which some felt were racist.

Peete tweeted that she didn't watch Maher's interview of Osbourne, but questioned whether he tried to hold her accountable or if he "coddled" her, as the comedic talk show host hasn't always pushed back for some controversial guests: "So I'm told this lady told @billmaher that @LeahRemini & I are 'disgruntled[.]' Didn't watch- did Bill (who knows us both) push back or did he coddle & commiserate like w/ KellyAnne [Conway] & Megyn [Kelly]?"

So I’m told this lady told @billmaher that @LeahRemini & I are “disgruntled”🙄Didn’t watch- did Bill (who knows us both) push back or did he coddle & commiserate like w/ KellyAnne & Megyn?

And finally #newrule: Let’s retire the word ‘woke’ bc Unaccountability is exhausting🙅🏽‍♀️ https://t.co/GaZBB4hAeq

— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) April 17, 2021

Peete also asked people to stop using the term "woke" because, she wrote, "Unaccountability is exhausting." Although what she meant by this is not entirely clear, it seems she may have been referencing a passing comment that Osbourne made about woke culture in the interview. Osbourne asked what to make of people who couldn't "afford to get lessons on what's politically correct."

"It isn't about being a racist," Osbourne told Maher. "It's about maybe not knowing what is correct and woke for your language that day, cause it changes from day to day what is correct and what isn't."

Osbourne had been accused of using racist and homophobic language on set, directed at her co-hosts like Leah Remini and Julie Chen Moonves. Peete had previously tweeted that Osbourne had said that the For Peete's Sake star was too "ghetto" for the show. In her Saturday tweet, she also shared a clip posted by journalist Yashar Ali that showed Osbourne calling Remini "ghetto" on an episode of The Talk.

Osbourne had already responded to the allegations that she'd called Peete "too ghetto" for The Talk by sharing a screenshot of an alleged message from Peete that made it appear that the two had no bad blood after Peete left the show. "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," Osbourne also wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

In the interview Friday, Osbourne denied accusations of racism. "I've been called so many things in my life. I am so used to being called names, but a racist is one I will not take," she told Maher early.

Osbourne also referenced the messages from Peete again on Real Time to try to demonstrate that she was on good terms with her former co-host, which was also where Osbourne made the "disgruntled" remark that Peete appeared to take issue with. "For Holly, you know, I think I said it all when I printed the texts that she sent me after she said I got her fired. In the texts, she says, 'I know it was Julie. I know it was Les. I'm thinking of suing.' It's disgruntled ladies," Osbourne said.

Newsweek reached out to Peete's publicist for further comment.

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Sharon Osbourne and actress Holly Robinson Peete speak at "The Talk" panel during the 2010 Summer TCA Tour Day 1 on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images