Did Kelly Osbourne Just Say All Latinos In This Country Clean Toilets For A Living? Yup.

Did Kelly Osbourne Just Say All Latinos In This Country Clean Toilets For A Living? Yup.

Ahh, white privilege, it can be a bitch. Sometimes when rich white people, in an attempt to come across as progressive and compassionate, try to convey a socially relevant point, well, blind ignorance comes flowing out of their mouths like so much sewage. That is what happened to The View’s Kelly Osbourne on Tuesday when she was trying to talk about America’s favorite troll, GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Osbourne, making an effort to speak out against Trump’s offensive statements towards Mexican immigrants, really stepped in it when she said the following:

“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”

Nice, Kelly. Way to reinforce a stereotype.

Well, she immediately attempted to explain herself, especially to fellow co-host Rosie Perez. In Osbourne’s mind, she didn’t really realize what she said was wrong. It appears she honestly believes that the only jobs Latinos and Hispanics have in this country are menial labor ones, such as janitorial or fruit-picking. She even exclaimed, “You know that’s not what I meant” when pressed on what she had just uttered. Maybe she didn’t, but it was the first thing on her mind, and she said it from a position she has attained through being born into a celebrity family.

Below is video of the encounter, courtesy of TMZ:



Well, as one would expect, social media blew up as soon as she said those words.



All I have to say is uggghhhh. Not sure if there are enough apologies in the world for this one, Kelly.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.