‘I Whole-Hearted F*cked Up Today’: Kelly Osbourne Apologizes for Latino Comments
During an appearance on The View Tuesday morning, Kelly Osbourne posed the rhetorical question: “If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
So why was it Rosie Perez who ended up apologizing on Twitter?
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) August 4, 2015
Osbourne must have felt just a little bit guilty after reading that tweet and a few hours later posted her own statement on Facebook, in which she insisted that she is not “racist” but nonetheless acknowledged that she had royally “fucked up” by saying what she did.
Read Osbourne’s full Facebook statement below:
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 fucked up today. I don’t want to bullshit 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. 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 fucking toilets.
Memo to professional commentators: If you are going to denounce comments made by Donald Trump, try not to say something even more offensive in the process.
Watch the original exchange below, via ABC:
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