Lady Gaga Responds to Sharon Osbourne’s Letter
Lady Gaga is getting another word in edgewise in the ongoing saga involving Kelly Osbourne and her mom Sharon Osbourne. After Sharon posted a response to Gaga’s original open letter, the Mother Monster is back with another retort.
Sharon accused Gaga’s initial letter to be “hypocritical and full of contradictions,” adding, “How sweet that you have empathy for my daughter, as you feel that she has taken a less passionate path in life. You say her work on E! with the ‘Fashion Police’ is ‘rooted in criticism, judgment and rating people’s beauty against one another.’ Welcome to the real world.”
Gaga’s wrote in her Facebook response (which was later taken down): “The ‘real world’ can be cruel, why not try to change it into a better place? I am an activist. Nobody takes adolescents seriously, I do. My letter to Kelly Osbourne was open, because her statements on cyber-bullying were public & as a youth activist I’m compelled to be involved.”
Gaga’s original open letter was posted on Facebook last week, accusing Kelly of bullying stars on ‘Fashion Police’ with her commentary on their fashion choices. “‘Appearance’ is the most used reason for bullying in the world,” Gaga wrote. “Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”
While ‘Fashion Police’ host Joan Rivers had her own thoughts about the situation, Sharon stood by her daughter and released a scathing response. “By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker,” she wrote.
Sharon added, “I don’t know what world you live in, but supporting disgraceful fan comments doesn’t fall under the words ‘kinder and braver,'” she wrote. “It comes under the heading of bulls— … In closing, stop wearing fur, stop looking for publicity, and stop using your fans to belittle not just Kelly but an endless stream of celebrities. A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your ‘little monsters.'”
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