Ozzy Osbourne’s Daughter Kelly Regrets ‘If You Kick Every Latino Out Of This Country’ Comment
Kelly Osbourne recently opened up to Rolling Stone about a comment she made on ‘The View’ in 2015, which she now views as a major regret. The discussion resurfaced on social media, particularly TikTok, where the past clip gained renewed attention.
While talking about Donald Trump’s views on immigration back then, the ‘One Word’ singer said, ‘If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet?’ She reflected on this remark by saying:
“It hurt a lot of people, and that, to me, is by far makes it the worst thing I’ve ever done. I realized that I’m not great on live TV and that words are so powerful. And to be labeled as something you’re not is really difficult. But it happened. There’s nothing I can do. [I feel] strongly that Latin American culture is the backbone of America. [I would be] lying if I said I didn’t hate myself a little bit more each time I see [the clip].”
Backlash Against The Artist’s Words
When Osbourne made her remark on ‘The View,’ it was met with immediate reaction from the show’s hosts and later from online audiences.
The singer quickly retracted her statement during the show by saying she ‘didn’t mean it like that,’ following a response from co-host Rosie Perez, who pointed out that ‘Latinos are not the only people’ who clean toilets. About the controversy, she also wrote on Facebook:
“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. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole.”
Osbourne received support from her colleagues. In a 2015 tweet, Perez clarified that she had misunderstood Osbourne’s point and highlighted her good intentions. Whoopi Goldberg and Raven-Symoné also defended the 39-year-old musician on ‘The View,’ both stating she is not racist.