Kelly Osbourne's attempt to mock Donald Trump fell flat with her colleagues
She tried to take issue with his language on undocumented immigrants
Kelly Osbourne tried to call out Donald Trump on ABC’s “The View” Tuesday morning, but her comment was not well received by the show’s other co-hosts.
“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Kelly Osbourne said on the show. “You know what I mean?”
Her comments come after her other co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez, Michelle Collins and Raven-Symoné began discussing Trump and his lead in recent polls.
Immediately after Osbourne’s comment, her co-hosts can be heard reacting in disapproval off-screen to what she said. Once she realized her co-hosts were not agreeing with her, Osbourne began backtracking her comments.
“Latinos are not the only people to do that,” Perez told her.
“Come on, you know I would never mean it like that,” Osbourne said.
Osbourne’s comment was a response to Perez saying Trump’s comments are not helping the current immigration situation in the United States.
“There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need fixed,” Perez said, who is of Puerto Rican descent. “But, making those comments, those racist comments, do not help.”
Later in the day, Osbourne posted an apology to Facebook, writing “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.”
Perez also tweeted an apology to Osbourne, writing, “My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. You’re heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you.”
Sharon Osbourne, Kelly’s mother, also weighed in after the show.
“I want to thank the ladies @TheView for being so gracious to @KellyOsbourne today,” Sharon Osbourne tweeted.