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Kelly Osbourne’s apologised after making a ‘racist’ remark about Latinos on live telly

Osbourne tried to challenge Donald Trump’s views on immigration, but ended up putting her foot in it.
Aug 5th 2015, 10:28 AM 17,357 42

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KELLY OSBOURNE HAS apologised after causing outrage with a controversial comment about Latinos.

While discussing Donald Trump’s recent comments about Mexican immigrants on daytime talk show The View yesterday, Osbourne said:

If you kick every Latino out out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?

Source: Zafer SARI/YouTube

Osbourne was immediately challenged by her co-host, Latina actress Rosie Perez, who said: “Latinos aren’t the only ones who do that.”

The comments caught fire on Twitter, with many people pointing out that Kelly herself is an immigrant:

Tweet by @Roy Source: Roy/Twitter

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Late last night, after a considerable online backlash, Osbourne apologised for the comment on Facebook.

…I will take responsibility for my poor choice of words but I will not apologise for being a racist as I am NOT… I don’t want to bulls**t anyone with lame excuses.

@theview Source: Facebook/Kelly Osbourne

She claimed she “couldn’t finish [her] point”, but said she “should have known better”:

Although I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words.

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

“By the way I clean my own f**king toilets.”

By Valerie Loftus. Originally published on DailyEdge.ie.

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