Kelly Osbourne apologizes for offensive "Latinos cleaning toilets" remark, haters say controversy is karma
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/05/2015
Kelly Osbourne has issued an apology for her "Latinos cleaning toilets" comment on The View that put her under fire, but people are still berating her by insisting all the backlash is just karma.
"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. I whole-hearted f-cked up today. I don't want to bullshit anyone with lame excuses," Osbourne wrote in a Tuesday Facebook post.
"Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn't finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. I've learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own f-cking toilets."
The Project Runway Junior judge and former Fashion Police co-host was a guest on The View Tuesday morning. In the process of trying to bash Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for previously saying undocumented Mexican immigrants are criminals, drug dealers and rapists, Osbourne unintentionally let her own insult rip.
"If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" Osbourne said with a startled look on her face, as if she caught herself in a compromising situation.
The View co-host Rosie Perez was taken aback and said, "Oh that's nooo... Latinos are not the only people doing that," to which Osbourne argued, "I didn't mean that! Come on! I would never mean it like that!"
Social media then went crazy bashing Osbourne for being disrespectful and insensitive. Twitter users called her "ignorant," a "hypocrite" and "racist" among many other things.
Although Osbourne's Facebook apology reads sincere, it wasn't well received. Based on comments that have been pouring in, people are just reiterating how bad her mistake was while pointing out it's karma for how she had treated her former Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic when she had made a derogatory comment about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks at the Oscars.
After Rancic said Coleman's hair must've smelled like "patchouli oil or weed," Osbourne blew up her spot on Twitter by writing, "I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM." The controversy even seemed to be the reason behind Osbourne's decision to quit Fashion Police shortly afterwards.
One popular comment under Osbourne's apology is, "What's any different from the 'mistake' or poor choice of words your co-host, Giuliana Rancic, made on the Fashion Police, when you publicly ousted her! If anything, what you said was worse!"