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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Kelly Osbourne Stuns with Racial Slur While Guesting on 'The View'

Controversy seems to have a way of following Kelly Osbourne just about everywhere, doesn't it? Just six months after officially leaving E!'s Fashion Police after a verbal scuffle she now finds herself struggling to save face again. Osbourne sat in as a guest cohost on Tuesday's edition of ABC's The View and the topic at one point turned to Donald Trump and his tough views on immigration laws. At one point Osbourne wondered out loud who would clean Trump's toilets if every immigrant was kicked out of the U.S.

After an almost audible gasp and a few second pause the rest of the panel quickly tried to recover from Osbourne's comment and Raven Symone even jumped in to remind viewers that there are plenty of jobs for immigrants to hold. Unfortunately for Osbourne, the damage was already done and the backlash spread quickly. She took to her Facebook within a few hours to issue an apology saying,

"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. I whole-hearted fucked up today. I don’t want to bullshit anyone with lame excuses. Although, I was stopped mid-sentence by Rosie and couldn’t finish my point I will not let Rosie take responsibility for my words. I should have known better as I was on The View and it was live. 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 fucking toilets."

The question is whether or not a simple apology will be enough to help Osbourne recover. She is frequently booked on shows like The View, that require real conversation and in an environment where opinions are discussed freely. Do you think that her comments this time around will keep her from shows like this one at least for awhile?