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Kelly Osbourne Apologizes after Insensitive Remark about Latinos Causes Outrage on Twitter

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150804145912-donald-trump-kelly-osbourne-exlarge-169A few months ago Kelly Osbourne implied that she quit Fashion Police as a result of Giuliana Rancic’s questionable statement about Zendaya Coleman’s hair

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Now the 30-year-old British singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer is under attack for similarly insensitive remarks.

While on ABC’s ‘The View’ on Tuesday morning, Kelly Osbourne tried to call out Donald Trump but her comment was not well received by the show’s other co-hosts or social media.

On the show she said ‘If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” and Twitter quickly joined the conversation with a hashtag, #QueridaKellyOsbourne (Dear Kelly Osbourne).

Kelly has taken to Facebook to  set the record straight saying she was not being racist and she only had a poor choice of words.

Read her apology below.

Kelly Osbourne

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29 Comments

  1. mt

    August 5, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Lol… really… karma isn’t very nice especially when you’re self righteous or attention seeking at the expense of others. So you too can come and be apologizing here after all your selrighteousness with Juliana Rancic?

  2. O~Intuition!

    August 5, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    **When your internalized racism gets ahead of your mouth**
    #KARMA

  3. La'Shonda Balogun

    August 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    ha! Karma don light up your nyansh!

    I bet Giuliana is somewhere sipping a cup of HOT tea and laughing at all the comments online. Next time Kelly, think twice! Giuliana was reading from a script, you actually opened your mouth to say those racially insensitive words!

  4. cindy

    August 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    k. next pls.

  5. Mama Saffron

    August 5, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    beht, you are guilty of the EXACT same thing you gladly crucified Guiliana Rancic for. How does the shoe fit now, Missy. You should just have jejely said you wanted to quit Fashion Police after Joan Rivers died, but you quickly latched on the drama so you can twirl away from the show with some form of dignity and self righteousness, but you have been noticeably silent on the issue of police brutality on black people, but you came out to speak on HAIR of all matters. Guiliana must be laughing her head off now. Bella Naija, singer-songwriter, actress, television presenter and fashion designer kwa. I swear, you guys can package more than Tetra Pak. Ah ah

    • Bobosteke & Lara Bian

      August 6, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Are you who I think you is?
      If yes, Yipppeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  6. T

    August 5, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Kelly, you see why you shouldn’t have thrown that unnecessary tantrum when Guiliana made that comment on Fashion Police, hers was even a joke the Producer wrote on the script for her to read, but yours dropped right out of your mouth on life TV…lesson here…no one is perfect, don’t cut people’s heads when they make mistakes, esp when it’s not on purpose, you aren’t perfect either.

  7. T

    August 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    And for the record, for you Kelly to have made that comment (If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”) it only shows what’s in your heart, that’s why it was so easy for it to come out of your mouth…you think really Latinos are only good for washing toilets, its what has been on your inside that came out.

  8. Jhennique

    August 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    I thought she was perfect. See her purple head

  9. Gia

    August 5, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Lmao

  10. Xplorenollywood

    August 5, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Many thanks for pointing this out BN. It was the first thing i thought when i saw the headline. Nobody is perfect we agree and while i don’t side with Giuliana on what she said, most stars just take stuff to the extreme in trying to be funny or sarcastic.

  11. Dr. N

    August 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    What goes around… I never liked d way she threw Guillianna under d bus

    • mrs chidukane

      August 5, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      @Dr N, me too. When I heard what she said, I laughed. Karma really caught up with her fast.

  12. Tikka Masala

    August 5, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    This Kelly o get ara re. Does she really this this lousy statement is an apology? Filled with attitude and cursing? Gulliana must be laughing all the way to the bank right now. #Idiotstupidgirl

    • Mocha

      August 5, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Do you really understand what the statement ‘laughing to the bank’ means?

  13. Anita

    August 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    So Latinos are toilet cleaners abi? Kitikpa la cha kwa gi anya dia.

  14. Ani

    August 5, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Can you see yourself @ Kelly. Karma is bad.’He who laughs last, laughs best’.Guilianna is laughing hard.

  15. Fact#

    August 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Diarrhea of the mouth. Foot in mouth disease. Implicit bias/racism . Whatever you wat to call it. No one is immune to the stereotypes that America has fed us like milk since birth. The fact is people do see color (pun intended to those of my colleagues who claim they don’t see color and uther those words followed by “I have black, hispanic, asian, etc. friends). Truth of the matter is we all think these things when we see people of different ethnicities, while thinking ourselves to be different from the pack. We see these messages broadcasted on TV everyday and people make constant jokes about it. It’s hard not to refer to what we’ve seen or heard. Abeg make una leave the girl. Folks quick to judge others when they are equally guilty of doing the same.

    • tish

      August 5, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Leave her why? She was the one quick to judge Giuliana, she should eat whatever she is served. She deserves all the backlash she gets. Apology with some attitude sef, mschew.

  16. it's Bruno, b!tch

    August 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I’m surprised she didnt include the typical “I have latino friends, two of my best friends are latino blah blah blah” in her apology.

    why is she even famous? what a silly twat.

  17. honey

    August 5, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I am actually so happy on Guiliana’s behalf. The purple headed mofo was the first to call Guiliana out when she said something on Fashion Police. self righteous idiot!!!

    Serves her right. I hope they take you to the gutter and back. I never even really liked her. She got the fashion police job because of her parents. Horrible dresser like herself be dissing people for horrible dressing.

  18. Missappleberry

    August 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Bella, you did not write about what happened soon after she made that comment on air lol. Any way, lemme help u guys. Immediately after she made that statement, the view went on a commercial break, and kelly burst into tears, while the woman she directed the speech at, stormed out of the set. Kelly was crying that the whole world will see her as racist when she’s not, and she had to be consoled by her handlers etc….You can complete the story on dailymail.co.uk. I really hated her attitude towards Giuliana on fashion police. I’m sure Giuliana is somewhere singing “This kind God oooooo, I never see your type o.. This kind God ooooo. Blessed be your holy name”. Lol. Karma always knows how best to bite back. Lol

    • idomagirl

      August 5, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      LMFAO. I love this your news.

  19. Nawah

    August 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    @idoma girl,you like amebo gist.

  20. opeyemi

    August 5, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Got to say this in Yoruba: awon aye!

  21. nnenne

    August 5, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Don’t think she meant any harm.
    She was trying to remind Trump how important some Latino immigrants are to society.
    It is an issue of poor choice of words.
    This statement does not make her a racist.
    Truth is that most jobs Americans would not do are done by immigrants, which includes Latinos.
    Americans, who hate immigrants often forget this.
    Cut the girl a slack please!

  22. fleur

    August 6, 2015 at 2:56 am

    Giuliana and Kelly have both exhibited what we call internalized racism. Its not that they hate black or latino people and wish they would be nothing more than toilet cleaners. The issue is that their the system consistently forces Latinos to do menial jobs like cleaning bathrooms. AS a result, there is a true strong association between cleaning companies and being hispanic. Every time you walk into an LA or NY bathroom, which is where Kelly calls her stomping ground, who do you see with the caution wet floor sign – some hispanic lady. Not because all they know to do is clean toilets. But because when they come into the country, the system denies them the opportunity to strive for whatever they want to be starting with not allowing them to acquire a legal status. The problem with Kelly’s statement is that when you have this subtle unknown bias going on in your head without you knowing it, you start making decisions you are not aware of. For example, if a Hispanic lady shows up for a job interview to be your exec asst and when you look at her all you can think of is cleaning toilets, either of two things can happen – you deny her the job or when she takes the job, you have her doing menial chores as part of her portfolio. Same applies when we stereotype Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo or Deltans.

  23. Sochi

    August 6, 2015 at 7:04 am

    White privilege opens its mouth and crap comes out as usual

  24. Rose

    August 6, 2015 at 8:56 am

    Poor choice of words on her part, they don’t necessarily reflect a biased, racist or judgmental mind because we all do it. In Nigeria when you think of housemaids, most minds go to Akwa Ibom or Cross River State etc etc etc…
    But i am particularly glad she has put herself in this spot because she was too harsh and quick to crucify Giuliana, whom i would’ve thought she considered a bit more than an acquaintance (having worked together for a while)…
    Anyway Karma has paid her back…hope she is less judgmental in future…

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