Kelly Osbourne was blasted for a comment she made about Latinos on “The View” Tuesday morning. She said:
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?
“No, that’s not… no,” interrupted co-host Rosie Perez, continuing, “There’s more jobs than that in the country for Latinos, and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets.”
Kelly immediately backtracked: “I didn’t mean it like that, come on. I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument.”
Later in the show, Rosie clarified: “I want to apologize to this young woman once again for being overly sensitive…Kelly Osbourne is on our side, and I was sensitive. My disdain should only go to Donald Trump, so I’m sorry, darling.”
Kelly tweeted her regret about the incident, then posted an apology on Facebook Tuesday afternoon: “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. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole.”