UPDATE (3:55pm): Kelly Osbourne wrote a response to the controversey on her official Facebook page.
Kelly Osbourne is in a bit of hot water after comments she made during her appearance on “The View” Tuesday. Ironically, the 30-year-old TV personality made disparaging remarks about the Latino-American community while trying to criticize Donald Trump for his own statements about Mexican immigrants.
Osbourne appeared on Tuesday’s episode of “The View,” which was specifically dedicated to “hot topics.” Eventually, the conversation turned to Republican presidential candidate Trump, who has his own issues with remarks against Mexicans. The ladies began discussing the candidate’s poll numbers, and that’s when Osbourne put her foot in her mouth.
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
The quote was met with stunned shock by the panel, especially Rosie Perez. Osbourne quickly realized that she had been taken the wrong way and began to backpedal, saying: “No, I didn’t mean it like that, come on. I would never mean it like that. I'm not part of this argument.”
While the remarks themselves were bad enough, many immediately linked them to her former “Fashion Police” co-star Giuliana Rancic's gaffe last winter. During an airing of the popular E! series that recapped the 2014 Oscars red carpet, Rancic joked that singer Zendaya’s dreadlocks must smell of “patchouli” and “weed” -- comments that the 18-year-old singer didn’t take lightly, according to People.
When Rancic was being criticized from all sides, Osbourne made a very public show of her decision to leave “Fashion Police” in light of the controversey, tweeting messages with phrases like “I do not condone racism” and “I did not make the weed comment.” Osbourne eventually left the show, leaving Rancic to pick up the pieces.
Luckily for her, the ladies of “The View” proved to be way more forgiving than she was on “Fashion Police.” According to E! Online, Perez took a moment at the end of the show to apologize to Osbourne for getting overly offended by the comments and defended her right to say them.
"I want to apologize to this young woman once again for being overly sensitive,” Perez said. “Kelly Osbourne is on our side and I was sensitive...My disdain should go to only Donald Trump, so I’m sorry.”
Perez tweeted out a similar sentiment after the show had finished, according to TMZ. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to stop some fans of “The View.” Outraged viewers and celebrities took to their own Twitter accounts to scold Osbourne:
Heading to the stadium early so that I can clean the toilets in the clubhouse! Right? @KellyOsbourne
— Enrique Hernandez (@kikehndez) August 4, 2015
Yo @KellyOsbourne when I first moved to LA I was a maid and I cleaned toilets and I'm not Mexican. FYI.
— Sokreaytes (@KREAYSHAWN) August 4, 2015