- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kelly Osbourne is being reprimanded on Twitter after she suggested Tuesday on “The View” that the country would see a shortage in toilet cleaners if Donald Trump had his way and kicked “every Latino out of” the U.S.

“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Ms. Osbourne asked.

She immediately backtracked as her co-host took offense, The Hollywood Reporter reported.

“In the sense that…you know what I mean?” Ms. Osbourne asked.

When co-host Rosie Perez said, “Latinos are not only,” Ms. Osbourne interjected, “No, I didn’t mean it like that. Come on, I would never mean it like that.”

Ms. Perez later apologized on Twitter for her reaction on the show.

“My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. You’re heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you. @TheView,” she wrote.

But the Twitterverse hasn’t back off yet, THR notes. L.A. Dodgers player Enrique Hernandez tweeted, “Heading to the stadium early so that I can clean the toilets in the clubhouse! Right? @KellyOsbourne.”

By Tuesday afternoon, “Kelly Osbourne” became the No. 2 nationwide trending topic on Twitter.

Ms. Osbourne took to Facebook late Tuesday afternoon to apologize for her poor phrasing.

“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,” she wrote.

“I whole-hearted [expletive] up today. I don’t want to [expletive] anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words,” Ms. Osbourne continued. “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 [expletive] toilets.”


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