Kelly Osbourne made a remark about Latinos on The View.
Kelly suggested that Latinos were only good for cleaning toilets. There was a backlash. Kelly responded on social media.
Talking about Donald Trump’s dislike of Latino immigrants Kelly asks: “If you kick all Latinos out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?”
Rosie Perez responds: “There’s more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets.”
Kelly becomes defensive: “In the sense that…you know what I mean? But I’m saying that in L.A., they always…No, I didn’t mean it like that! Come on! I would never mean it like that! I’m not part of this argument.”
Here is one of the videos uploaded to Twitter.
"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
— Karεn Ciѵil (@KarenCivil) August 4, 2015
If you cannot see the Twitter video here is a YouTube video.
Rosie later apologised to Kelly on Twitter: “My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. You’re heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you. @TheView”.
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) August 4, 2015
Kelly published a long sweary rant 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**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.
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