Kelly’s Controversial Statements from the Past
Kelly Osbourne has opened up about a controversial comment she made during her guest host stint on The View in August 2015, which recently resurfaced on social media. In an interview with Rolling Stone published on Thursday, January 18, Osbourne expressed regret over her words and reflected on the impact of her comment.
During the 2015 episode, while discussing former President Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, Osbourne said, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?” The comment sparked an immediate backlash, leading Osbourne to apologize on Facebook for her “poor choice of words,” though she added that she “will not apologize for being racist as I am NOT.”
In her recent interview with Rolling Stone, Osbourne expressed deep remorse, acknowledging that the comment hurt many people and describing it as “the worst thing” she has ever done. She emphasized the power of words and the difficulty of being labeled as something she is not.
Almost a decade after Kelly Osbourne’s offensive comment about Latinos during a segment on The View sparked instant backlash, the former reality star and TV host is addressing what happened https://t.co/8SNIUrUtER
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Despite the cringe-inducing nature of the viral clip, Osbourne shared that seeing people creatively engage with it has brought a smile to her face, even though she remains the subject of the joke.
Reflecting on the difficult period in her life at the time of the incident, Osbourne revealed that she had just returned from rehab for anxiety, depression, and childhood trauma while also dealing with her father, Ozzy Osbourne’s infidelity. These challenges led her to cope with alcohol and drugs, and the incident served as a wake-up call for her to make positive changes in her life.
Now a mother to her son Sidney, Osbourne expressed the pain of having to explain the video to him in the future, emphasizing the importance of understanding the impact of words. She acknowledged her growth from the experience, stating that she has learned when to stop talking and has evolved as a person.