Kelly Osbourne's Apology For Her "Cleaning Toilets" Comment On 'The View' Is A Lengthy One
It looks like one former co-host of E!'s Fashion Police has found herself in some hot water — and no, I'm not talking about Giuliana Rancic. On Tuesday, Kelly Osbourne made offensive remarks about Latinos while appearing on The View and before she knew it, she was being attacked and labeled a racist. While discussing Donald Trump's immigration stance, Osbourne said, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" Immediately, some of the hosts, particularly Rosie Perez, jumped in to argue with the 30-year-old's comments. Osbourne then protested, "I didn’t mean it like that. Come on, I would never mean it like that." Now, Osbourne is apologizing for her comments. She wrote on Facebook:
I want to start by saying I ALWAYS take responsibility for my actions. In this particular case I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT. I whole-heartedly f**ked up today. I don’t want to bulls**t anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f**king toilets.
I'm curious, Kelly, how would you have finished your statement that is majorly offensive to all Latinos? As much as I disagree with Osbourne's comments, at least she is owning up to what she said, all while issuing a much-needed apology. Next time, she definitely needs to think before she speaks, especially when it's about an important issue.
Many are reacting to Osbourne's declaration, including Perez and former View co-host Sherri Shepherd, who both forgive her.
Others aren't taking her comments too kindly, like Los Angeles Dodgers player Enrique Hernandez, TV personality The Kid Mero, and rapper Azelia Banks:
You can watch Osbourne say the comments here.
With that said, Osbourne's mother, Sharon Osbourne, is thanking The View for treating her daughter kindly.