Due to his seemingly endless supply of controversial opinions, Donald Trump has been in the news a lot recently. Most notably, back in June, Trump made headlines for making some pointedly racist comments about illegal Mexican immigrants. More recently, he has been back in the headlines in due to his weird proposed immigration policy, which involves deporting the immigrants who he deems are "really bad apples" and then using an expedited legal documentation system to bring back the "really outstanding" ones.
On this morning's episode of The View, the hosts discussed Trump's controversial comments during one of their "Hot Topics" segments. Series regular host Rosie Perez maintained that despite the fact that "there are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree" that immigration is a real problem, making racist comments is not helpful.
Following Perez, guest co-host Kelly Osbourne confidently chimed in to ask, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" Naturally, the other hosts seemed particularly taken aback by the underlying generalization that all Latinos are maids or housekeepers that was implicit in her comment. Osbourne then tried to cover her tracks. "No, I didn't mean it like that. Come on, you know I would never mean it like that," she said. "I'm not part of this argument."
However, regardless of her attempt at a save, Osbourne's words revealed that maybe she really should be a part of this argument.
In a statement posted to her Facebook page after the show had aired, Osbourne apologized for her poor choice of words, but denied that her comments were racist. "I will not apologize for being a racist as I am NOT," she wrote. "I whole-hearted [sic] fucked up today." She ended the post by claiming that she cleans her "own fucking toilets."
Unsurprisingly, social media users have not been all that impressed with Kelly's words.
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