Rosie Perez canceled her last appearances on The View after being forced to apologize to Kelly Osbourne, after she became angry after her co-hosts comments.
Rosie refused to turn up for her two, final live shows last week and skipped several, pre-taped appearances after a nasty argument with ABC executives .
Kelly, 30, sparked outrage after asking during the Hot Topics segment on the show, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
There was an awkward silence and Rosie was clearly shocked. She mumbled, “Oh, that’s not… oh, no!”
The View’s Raven-Symone then told Kelly, “There’s more jobs than that he can use them for.”
Kelly Osbourne attempted to explain herself, by saying, “In a sense, you know what I mean? In L.A. they always…”
But before she could finish, Rosie stated, “Latinos are not the only people doing that”.
Kelly backtracked and said, “I didn’t mean it like that! Come on, I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument”.
ABC execs cornered Rosie during the break and demanded she apologize to Kelly in the last segment of the live broadcast.
The show resumed and the topic wasn’t addressed again until the end of the show. During the last segment, Rosie started with, “I want to apologize to this young woman once again for being very sensitive.”
Kelly answered, “Why? You had every right.”
Rosie continued, “Kelly Osbourne is on our side and I was sensitive and my disdain should go to only Donald Trump. Sorry darling.”
But at the end of the show, Rosie, 50, bolted to her dressing room. ABC executives then gathered in Rosie’s room and demanded that she tweet an apology to her co-star.
Perez told them, “I’ve already done more than enough by apologizing on air”.
The insider adds, “She and the ABC executives had it out. She was yelling at them at the top of her lungs that their demands were disrespectful. They were telling her that she better do exactly as they said. It was an ugly scene and Rosie was crying uncontrollably and outraged.”
Rosie posted a tweet on her official account, which read, “My apologies @KellyOsbourne, I took your point wrong-#Trump #Latinos. My bad. Your heart is so pure & righteous. I adore you. @TheView.”
After the Twitter post, Rosie then declared that she was “done with this f****** show’ and told the executives ‘to kiss her a**’ before storming out of the building and vowing never to return to ‘this s***hole of a place!”
Her Twitter account was flooded with backlash after she backtracked on her on-air stance as many followers asked The View star, ‘why are you apologizing?’
The following day, the 50-year-old took to Twitter to explain what happened.
She wrote, “I tweeted at #KellyOsbourne in an effort to help keep her from spiraling after her unfortunate comment. I went overboard with my apology- #mybad. But I don’t apologize for speaking up and calling her on it-mistake or not, it was offensive. And please don’t ever question my support for mi gente… Ever.”
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