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Kelly Osbourne deals with The View race row in new book

Kelly Osbourne deals with The View race row in new book

Kelly Osbourne says the hardest part of her upcoming memoir to write was the chapter about 'The View' racism row she was caught up in.

The TV star is getting ready to release her new book 'There Is No F***ing Secret' in which she shares stories about moments in her life in a series of letters.

Kelly doesn't shy away from discussing the fallout from comments she made on the daytime talk show back in August 2015 about the Latino community in response to Donald Trump - the new American President-elect - making the campaign pledge to deport Mexican immigrants from the US.

Discussing Trump's statement, she said: "If you kick every Latino out of this country, who's going to clean your toilets, Donald Trump?"

Kelly was interrupted by panellist Rosie Perez, who responded by saying: "There's more jobs than that in the country for Latinos and Latinos are not the only people who clean toilets."

Kelly then attempted to clarify her words, adding, "No, I didn't mean it like that! Come on! I would never mean it like that! I'm not part of this argument," and although Rosie apologised to Kelly at the end of the programme for being "overly sensitive" her words caused a huge furore.

Kelly, 32, is still dismayed by the entire episode but she was determined it should feature in her book.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, she shared: "I'm a little bit scared about what people are going to say. And I do address the whole 'View' issue, and how that has affected my life forever. I still hate myself for it, because if it was me, watching someone else say it on television, I'd hate them. But the fact is, I got cut off. No matter what I was going to say, people are not going to believe it anyway. I know my true intentions behind it, but like I say in my book, the mistake I made was to fall back on witty sarcasm, and you can't do that when you're talking about race, especially in this country. In my way of trying to defend a community of people that I do truly love, I managed to insult an entire race of people in this country. The fact that if you type in 'Kelly Osbourne' [into Google], the first thing that comes up is 'racist' just kills me."