August 6, 2015
The best part about presidential election season is that we, as a nation, frequently get to see people make absolute idiots of themselves on live television and then watch with fascination akin to a horrific car wreck as they try and salvage their rapidly dwindling social capital. It almost makes the two straight years of non-stop political talk bearable (almost).
While these reputation massacres usually befall actual politicians, every once and a while a stray celebrity gets thrown into the mix. In this week’s segment of “Holy Shit, Did You Really Just Say That,” we have everyone’s favorite former goth princess, Kelly Osbourne. In what appeared to be an attempt to scold Donald Trump for being a blatant racist, Kelly Osbourne managed to sound like…well, Donald Trump.
When The View co-hosts brought up Trump’s now infamous stance on Latinos in America, Kelly decided to chime in with “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” You could almost here the producer’s face palms echoing through the sound stage and out of your speakers.
A lot of uncomfortable glances were shared before Kelly realized what she’d just said on live TV. Once she noticed that none of her co-hosts were backing her up, Kelly tried to backtrack with, “No, I didn't mean it like that! Come on! I would never mean it like that! I'm not part of this argument.” A for effort. F for execution.
Kelly took to Facebook almost immediately after the incident on Tuesday to defend herself. Alas, the damage was done, and the angry Tweets were already being drafted. Moments like these are one of the (very few) times in my life that I’m glad I’m not the subject of a reality TV show. Considering that a large portion of our lives are spent drunk, we’ve all stuck our feet in our mouths at one point or another. It's inevitable. The difference is that we (hopefully) weren’t being broadcasted at the time.
While Raven-Symone and Whoopi Goldberg eventually came to Kelly’s defense, there’s been one person who has been noticeably silent about the entire ordeal. Giuliana Rancic, who came under similar fire back in February for saying that Zendaya’s dreads probably smelled like patachouli oil, decided to take the high road and not comment on Kelly’s faux pas, despite the fact that Kelly basically lead the torches and pitchforks to her front door when the roles were reversed. Ugh, karmas a bitch huh, Kelly? Looks like you’re going to have to clean this mess up yourself.