Kelly Osbourne and the tired narrative of immigrants doing jobs Americans won’t

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Kelly Osbourne, who parted ways with E! Entertainment’s Fashion Police after her co-host Giuliana Rancic made a racist joke, has found herself in a race controversy of her own.

“If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?” Osbourne said during an appearance on The View Tuesday morning. Her quote immediately unraveled into a controversy on live TV when co-host Rosie Perez called her out. And since it was live TV, people on Twitter immediately started reminding Ousborne that immigrants do a lot more than cleaning toilets.

Osbourne issued an apology soon after for she what described as “a poor choice of words.” But what she said is just the more explicit version of the tired narrative that claims immigrants do jobs Americans won’t do.

The argument, which even some immigrant-rights advocates use to make an…

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