When it comes to global issues people in the limelight have an opportunity to positively change the world. While some of them avoid the topic of politics all together, others chose to espouse their beliefs, whether true or not, at the most inopportune moments (Kayne West, for example).
Enter Kelly Osbourne for this instance.
As she accepted her Trevor Hero award in Beverley Hills last night, the TV host and rocker daughter took her moment at the podium to express her feelings about the president elect. To a room full of LGBTQ audience members, allies, and advocates, she is quoted by The Hollywood Reporter as saying, “We’re living in a time when we might not have the future president that we wanted in this country. And as an immigrant who can’t vote, I don’t really get to say much. But tonight, I do. People voted for him,” she explained. “So just like they gave us a chance to love equally, we will fight to keep that. But we have to give him a chance. And we do it by spreading love, not hate.”
While her message at the Trevor Project event was certainly spoken with good intentions, it’s clear that she is short-sided and oblivious to the clear and present dangers for LGBTQ and minorities that lie ahead with the Trump administration.
Osbourne and Trump were linked in the news in 2015 for her co-hosting SNAFU on “The View” when she said, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet – Donald Trump?” Oy vey, Kelly.
Thankfully, the evening’s triumph was with comedian Margaret Cho, who opened the night with a 10-minute set in which she said, “How can [Donald Trump] be president? He can’t even blend his under-eye-concealer.”
Margaret, you’ve spoken for the masses.
main image: trevorproject.org