Kelly Osbourne Urges People to Give Trump Presidency "A Chance"
The outspoken Osbourne pulled a wild card of a message Sunday in Beverly Hills while accepting the Trevor Hero Honoree Award at Trevor Project’s annual fundraiser.
“We’re living in a time when we might not have the future president that we wanted in this country,” Osbourne told the largely LGBTQ audience. “And as an immigrant who can’t vote, I don’t really get to say much. But tonight, I do. People voted for him. 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,” said Osbourne. “And we do it by spreading love, not hate." In an emotional acceptance speech, Osbourne, who has been active with the West Hollywood-based Trevor Project LGBTQ youth crisis prevention group for years, said, “Thank you so much to The Trevor Project, not for this award, but because of what you do. You save so many lives.”
It’s not the first time that Osbourne and Trump have been linked – while guest co-hosting “The View” in 2015, Osbourne controversially said to the ire of co-host Rosie Perez, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet – Donald Trump?”
Trump wasn’t a popular figure in the TrevorLIVE room, drawing frequent jeers through the evening. “With the current political climate being what it is,” Martha Plimpton, joined by her The Real O’Neals co-stars, said, “these worries unfortunately are not going away any time soon.” Comedian Margaret Cho – who identified herself as the “B in the LGBT” – opened the show with a well-received 10-minute set in which she joked, “How can [Donald Trump] be president? He can’t even blend his under-eye-concealer.”
Trevor Project gave Facebook its 20/20 Visionary Award, and online video star Ingrid Nilsen the Digital Innovator Award. Nilsen talked with THR on the red carpet before the show about how she picks content for her 4 million-plus YouTube subscribers.
“I think that the most important thing with me with posting, and my life in general, is for everything to be a true reflection of my life at that current stage in time,” said Nilsen. “Every day looks a little bit different. Not every day is great, but I just strive to be honest with my community. It’s a two-way street. That’s really important for me.”
Chloe Grace Moretz, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Ariel Winter and Kathryn Hahn were among TrevorLIVE’s presenters. Musical performers included Cheyenne Jackson, America’s Got Talent’s Brian Justin Crum, and Transparent’s Our Lady J.