Kelly Osbourne has apologized for remarks she made during a stint as a guest host on the ABC daytime talk show “The View.”
The AP reports that Osbourne “apologized Tuesday for remarks she made on ‘The View’ that suggested if Latinos were expelled from the United States, there would be no one to clean Donald Trump’s toilets.”
Osbourne is quoted saying on the show: “If you kicked every Latino out of this country then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?” The remark followed high-profile comments from the GOP presidential candidate implying that Mexican immigrants are criminals and rapists.
“As she tried to continue her thoughts, she was quickly interrupted by co-host Rosie Perez and backed off her comment but was later forced to issue an apology online after it received hours of criticism,” the AP reports. “The remark drew an outraged response online, with some Twitter users sending Osbourne stories about their education, white-collar jobs and rise from poverty.”
In her apology Osbourne wrote that she takes responsibility for “my poor choice of words,” and added: “It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole.”