Kelly Osbourne Joked About Donald Trump, But Turned Out Racist Instead

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
In a snarky attempt to call out Donald Trump’s racism, Kelly Osbourne ended up looking like the bigoted one with her racially tone-deaf diss.

In a snarky attempt to call out Donald Trump’s racism, Kelly Osbourne ended up looking like the racially insensitive one.

On Tuesday mornings airing of The View, co-host Osbourne tried to make a politically profound statement, but failed miserably instead reveling her own racial biases and stereotyping.

Osbourne, with some angsty bite, asked the rhetorical question, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?"

Co-host Rosie Perez immediately took offense of the remark, which led Osbourne on a sorry trail to salvage her words playing up her internal racism as some kind of unfortunate misunderstanding. Thankfully, she was cut off before it could really blow up in her face.

And while Perez wasn’t having any of Osbourne’s blatant generalization that all Latinos clean toilets, neither was Twitter.

Perez tried to stop the firestorm of criticism on Twitter, but the damage had already been done.

 

Osbourne apologized later Tuesday for her misstep.

Osbourne’s gaffe is far off from Trump’s assumption that all Mexicans are rapists, but her words speak to the larger point of stereotyping and generalizing an entire ethnicity. By feeding into white privilege and LA-elitist culture, Osbourne ignorantly believes that the only thing Latinos are good for are to do our dirty work — and that's her argument for keeping them in the country. 

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