Kelly Os­bourne apol­o­gizes for ‘View’ re­marks about Lati­nos

The China Post - - ARTS -

Kelly Os­bourne apol­o­gized Tues­day for re­marks she made on “The View” that sug­gested if Lati­nos were ex­pelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Don­ald Trump’s toi­lets.

Os­bourne’s com­ment while a guest host on the ABC show was di­rected at the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, whose com­ments call­ing Mex­i­can im­mi­grants “crim­i­nals” and “rapists” have drawn con­dem­na­tion but have also given him a lead in early polls.

“If you kicked ev­ery Latino out of this coun­try then who is go­ing to be clean­ing your toi­lets, Don­ald Trump?” Os­bourne asked of the bil­lion­aire, who wasn’t on the show at the time. As she tried to con­tinue her thoughts, she was quickly in­ter­rupted by co-host Rosie Perez and backed off her com­ment but was later forced to is­sue an apol­ogy online af­ter it re­ceived hours of crit­i­cism.

The re­mark drew an out­raged re­sponse online, with some Twit­ter users send­ing Os­bourne sto­ries about their ed­u­ca­tion, whitecol­lar jobs and rise from poverty. Many of the tes­ti­mo­ni­als were tagged with the phrase “Queri­daKel­lyOs­bourne,” which trans­lates to “Dear Kelly Os­bourne.”

Os­bourne, the daugh­ter of rocker Ozzy Os­bourne and a for­mer host of “Fash­ion Po­lice,” wrote that she isn’t racist but was tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity for “my poor choice of words.”

She added, “It is my hope that this sit­u­a­tion will open up a con­ver­sa­tion about immigration and the Latin com­mu­nity as a whole.”

She ended her state­ment by stat­ing she cleans her own toi­lets.

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