Following her recent controversial remarks on Latinos in the U.S., Kelly Osbourne has released an apology. Taking to her social media accounts late this afternoon (Aug. 4), Osbourne admits fault to the demeaning remark she made on The View, writing “I’ve learned a very valuable lesson. It is my hope that this situation will open up a conversation about immigration and the Latin community as a whole. By the way I clean my own fu**ing toilets.”
She came under fire when she shared her opinion on Donald Trump’s equally insensitive statements on Latinos, where she initially said, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?”
The happening on the ABC talk show also sparked the hashtag #QueridaKellyOsbourne where Twitter users of a Latin background shared a spotlight on the sacrifices their parents made in order to create a better environment for not only their children, but also themselves.
#QueridaKellyOsbourne my grandparents worked 2 jobs to raise my sister & I. They gave us everything, so we WOULDN’T have to scrub toilets.
— Liz (@God_Malik) August 4, 2015
#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 moms scrubbed toilets and raised a college professor who will use your shortsighted comments as example of racism
— abstinent attitude (@PalmTreesnGz) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne My mom scrubbed toilets, cared for kids as a pediatric nurse &helped two daughters earn M.Eds. That’s what Latinxs do.
— Sylvia (@thepipsqueaks) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne there’s nothing wrong w scrubbing toilets, what’s wrong is assuming that it is our *only* value to US society
— belen (@mbvillarreal) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne I am a proud daughter of a domestic worker who taught me the value of working hard to achieve my dreams.
— Layidua (@Layidua) August 4, 2015
#queridakellyosbourne My mother, a Mexican immigrant, was a foster mother to 13 kids and adopted 4 of the 13. Wyd?
— flaca (@littlel0ca) August 4, 2015
#QueridaKellyOsbourne: I’m a latina. I scrubbed toilets once. Now, I’m a writer.
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) August 4, 2015