In a recent, heartfelt interview with Rolling Stone, Kelly Osbourne opened up about her journey of personal growth and the lessons learned from past controversies. Nearly a decade ago, Osbourne faced significant backlash for her remarks about Latinos on The View.
Reflecting on that period, she shared, "I was a really broken, scared person," acknowledging the role of her personal struggles in her actions during the 2015 incident. Osbourne's controversial moment unfolded during her guest hosting stint on The View.
She sparked a heated debate when she questioned the former president's immigration policies, rhetorically asking, "If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?" The comment was met with immediate criticism, both from co-host Rosie Perez and the public.
Despite her attempts to clarify, many accused Osbourne of insensitivity and racism. In her apology on Facebook shortly after the incident, Osbourne expressed remorse, stating, "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-heartedly messed up today." Her recent interview with Rolling Stone delves deeper into the remorse and self-reflection that followed. Osbourne described the episode as "the worst thing I've ever done," linking her behavior to personal challenges, including her father's infidelity and her struggles with substance abuse.
Osbourne on Race and Change
Moreover, Osbourne touched on the broader issue of race and privilege. "Nobody wants to hear from a white person about race," she stated, emphasizing the need for greater empathy and understanding.
She expressed her admiration for Latin American culture, calling it "the backbone of America" and praising the work ethic and family values of the Latin American community. Osbourne's interview is a candid admission of her past mistakes and a call for self-reflection, particularly among white individuals.
She urges a reevaluation of privileges and an embrace of the changing societal landscape. This honest conversation serves as a reminder of the ongoing dialogue around race and cultural sensitivity in America.