Kelly Osbourne remains in hot water after her shocking comment about the Latino community Tuesday on “The View.” Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host on the show, has responded to the controversial statement in outrage on Twitter.
The panel was discussing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s offensive comment about Latino immigrants, and Osbourne chimed in saying, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilets, Donald Trump?”
Several Twitter users have been grilling Osbourne on the inappropriateness of her cooment, including Shepherd, who will be returning to “The View” as a co-host next season.
She tweeted, “oooh Lawd @KellyOsbourne latinos can only clean toilets… what are blacks good for? breastfeeding dem babies! Girl what did you just say!”
Shepherd, who has made her fair share of questionable comments while on the show, added, “‘cutting @KellyOsbourne a little slack, bc I’ve done it myself … sometimes isht comes out of your mouth live that you didn’t mean to say.”
The 48-year-old comedienne then referenced an ealier incident when E! network host Guiliana Rancic drew outrage from her critique of actress Zendaya’s natural hairstyle. On “Fashion Police,” she said the young star, who was wearing faux dread locks, looked like she smelled like “patchouli or weed,” and many thought the statement was racist. Osbourne, who was also a co-host on the show, hinted that the comment was racist and pushed her to quit the show.
“It’s okay @KellyOsbourne … @GiulianaRancic did same … sometimes we say dumb stuff & regret it but hope we have friends who understand,” Shepherd wrote.
Others put their two cents in, such as rapper Azealia Banks. “I actually like kelly osbourne but girl …. NOOOOOOONO NO NO NO NO,” she wrote.
“The reason why it’s wrong for white people to make any comment on the socio-economic status of any other racial group IS ….. Because the America dream rests on and is supported by a SYSTEMATICALLY OPRESSED UNDERCLASS. It’s always has and always we’ll be,” she added in a couple tweets.
Black Republican pundit Larry Elder used the Osbourne blunder as an opportunity to defend Trump: “So #KellyOsbourne’s comment on Latinos and toilets is NOT racist — ‘cuz ‘she didn’t mean it that way.’ But #DonaldTrump’s comment IS racist?”
L.A. Dodgers baseball player Enrique Hernandez wrote, “Heading to the stadium early so that I can clean the toilets in the clubhouse! Right? @KellyOsbourne.”
Daily Mail reported that a source revealed Osbourne cried during the commercial break after stunning the audience with her comment. The source also said co-host Rosie Perez was heated and stormed off.
Osbourne has since apologized, insisting she is not a racist but takes responsibility for her actions.