Sherri Shepherd will reportedly be joining The View once more for the upcoming season, but she might have some explaining to do to her producers.
Shepherd told People recently that on her last day on set, she did what a lot of people do when they think they won’t be back. She took everything that wasn’t nailed down.
“I sat there at my desk, and I did what everybody else does who has to leave. I stole everything in my dressing room. I took paintings off the wall, I took our floppy disc – ’cause they didn’t give us good computers … I pulled the pictures of Whoopi Goldberg off the wall. Everything was gone. Toilet paper. Don’t judge me!” Sherri said.
ABC announced earlier this week that Shepherd will be joining fellow former co-host Joy Behar for season 19, as well as guests Candace Cameron Bure and Raven-Symone.
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Shepherd made headlines earlier this month after she took to Twitter to comment on some statements Kelly Osbourne made about Donald Trump. After Trump spoke about Mexican immigrants and the potential damage he believes they bring to the United States, Osbourne talked about it on The View.
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Osbourne said.
Kelly later backtracked, saying that her intent was not to insult anyone, but immediately after the comments aired she faced a major backlash, including from Sherri Shepherd. Later, however, Sherri came to Osbourne’s defense, saying it is sometimes easy to misspeak on television and have your words misunderstood.
“Latinos can only clean toilets… what are blacks good for? breastfeeding dem babies! Girl what did you just say!” Shepherd wrote on Twitter.
It’s unclear if Shepherd will be an ongoing panelist on the show or a limited-time guest, but she said recently that she was happy to be considered for a spot. Sherri has had a rocky year after dealing with a legal battle with ex-husband Lamar Sally, who took her to court over finances and custody of their son.
“My situation was a sense of, I didn’t state what I needed and what I wanted and what I didn’t want for being scared of somebody leaving the relationship. There are consequences to everything, but I was scared to say, ‘That’s not going to work for me. I don’t want that,'” Sherri Shepherd said.
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