Osbourne Apologizes for Insensitive Gaffe About Latinos 'Cleaning Toilets'
Kelly Osbourne apologized after sparking outrage Tuesday morning with an insensitive remark about illegal immigrants on "The View."
In a discussion about Donald Trump's views on illegal immigration, Osbourne appeared to be trying to make the point that undocumented workers take low-paying jobs that Americans will not accept.
"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" the "Fashion Police" host asked.
"If you kick all Latinos out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump" - Kelly Osbourne pic.twitter.com/a7Ylz4Elu2
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She drew a rebuke from co-host Rosie Perez, who responded by saying, “There’s more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets.”
The comment also spawned a #QueridaKellyOsbourne conversation on Twitter, with critics slamming Osbourne's statement.
Osbourne later posted the following 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-hearted f***ed up today. I don’t want to bull***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*****ng toilets.