Kelly Os­bourne puts her foot in it

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Bri­tish and US TV per­son­al­ity Kelly Os­bourne is fac­ing a back­lash af­ter she spoke be­fore think­ing on US talk show The View.

Her com­ment this week about His­panic im­mi­grants in the US clean­ing toi­lets did not go down well.

The re­al­ity TV star, fash­ion com­men­ta­tor and daugh­ter of rocker Ozzy Os­bourne was roundly slammed when she crit­i­cised prop­erty ty­coon and Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Don­ald Trump’s pro­posed immigration poli­cies.

“If you kick ev­ery Latino out of this coun­try, then who is go­ing to be clean­ing your toi­let, Don­ald Trump?” Bri­tain’s In­de­pen­dent news­pa­per quoted her as say­ing.

Re­al­is­ing that she put her foot in it, she then tried to de­fend her­self, telling other pan­el­lists on the pro­gramme: “In the sense that … you know what I mean? But I’m say­ing that in LA, 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.”

Shortly af­ter­wards, Os­bourne tried to fix things by re­leas­ing a state­ment, in which she ad­mit­ted that she “whole­heart­edly fu**ed up” and re­gret­ted her “poor choice of words”. But the state­ment didn’t work as well as she had hoped, and many took to Twit­ter to mock her com­ments, the In­de­pen­dent re­ported.

Los An­ge­les Dodgers base­ball player En­rique Hernán­dez led the bar­rage of sar­cas­tic tweets, writ­ing: “Head­ing to the sta­dium early so that I can clean the toi­lets in the club­house! Right? @Kel­lyOs­bourne.”

Twit­ter user Melissa Lib­er­tad also weighed in, tweet­ing: “Hey @Kel­lyOs­bourne, I guess my UCLA de­gree means noth­ing, & I will just have to clean toi­lets since that’s what all Lati­nos do. *rolls eyes*.”

Kelly Os­bourne (above) and

En­rique Hernán­dez

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