Shaun Robinson Shuts Down Billy Bush Over ‘White Privilege’

Shaun Robinson and Billy Bush (Credit: Chris Haston/NBC)

Shaun Robinson has called out her former Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush about race.

Robinson tweeted at Bush, who now hosts Extra, in response to a video of him discussing George Floyd’s death with his current co-worker, former NFL player Nate Burleson.

“Good Morning, Billy Bush,” Robinson tweeted Wednesday. “I appreciate you being an ally NOW. But, if you want to talk about the pain #WhitePrivilege causes African Americans, you should probably also talk to the black woman who sat next to you on the set of #AccessHollywood for years.”

She left it at that and didn’t elaborate on what “pain” Bush allegedly caused during her tenure at Access, and he didn’t respond.

Robinson left Access and now hosts TLC’s 90 Day Fiancé tell-all specials.

Bush joined Extra in 2019, after he was pushed out of the Today show during the 2016 presidential campaign, when a 2005 audio tape leaked of him laughing at lewd remarks Donald Trump made about women.

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In an exclusive interview with Urban Hollywood 411 in October, former Extra co-host Tanika Ray said Bush’s race played a major role in his getting another chance to host a national show after he left Today.

“Only in America. I think that we live in a country where it’s been proven time and time again, that privilege is real,” she said.