Listen. If you don’t know that we’re living in a period of social unrest, and extreme racial tension, then you are most certainly living under a privileged rock…orrrrrr you’re Kelly Osbourne. Today on The View, things got a little heated when the co-host reduced all Latinos to cleaning toilet bowls for Donald Trump.
Yikes! You’d think that after that little Giuliana Rancic fiasco a few months back, Kelly would have learned her lesson. But nope. Here she is, clear as day, sticking her foot in her mouth for the world to see.
— Colorlines.com (@Colorlines) August 4, 2015
Ummmm….Kelly girl. You can’t say that.
As you probably could have guessed, the internet wasn’t happy. Here’s what happened.
#QueridaKellyOsbourne I come from a proud family of Cuban immigrants. They had six dollars to their name and dreams far from Trump's toilet.
— Stephanie Porcell (@stephporcell) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne my mother has worked hard in her life so that I may obtain the "American Dream" and here you are trivializing it.
— Vanessita (@MariposaWarrior) August 4, 2015
— Cesare Borgia (@81Eddie) August 4, 2015
— Latino Leaders (@LatinoLeadersUS) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne my parents scrubbed toilets of their OWN home while raising 3 children. One is in the army, 2 are college students😉
— ✨ (@loveyvettex) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne My aunties best friend raised snotty ungrateful white kids so she could put her own three through college.
— Torchy Brown (@MinoWarrior) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne You realize that you inherently view Latinx ppl as subservient? More than apologize, check yourself.
— Kat Lazo (@TheeKatsMeoww) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne domestic labor done by latin@, Asian immigrants and black American women made possible the white feminist movement.
— Polemicist (@PalmTreesnGz) August 4, 2015
#queridakellyosbourne Have you ever done a single household chore or was that work delegated to the "staff"?
— Social✽Fly (@socflyny) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne both of my parents have scrubbed toilets for a restaurant that they are the proud owners of for 21 years😊
— tasha (@PalaciosNatasha) August 4, 2015
As most of you know, Rosie Perez is also a co-host on The View…she didn’t look too happy. Here’s the rest of the clip.
Hmmm…What do you think about all of this? Did Kelly really mean what she said, or should she have just spent a little more time thinking before she spoke? Whatever the case may be, I cringed when I heard the words leave her mouth. We have a long way to go in this country.