Sharon Osbourne has branded Lady Gaga a “hypocrite” after the “Paparazzi” singer wrote an open letter criticizing her daughter Kelly’s work on the popular E! series Fashion Police. A mother-daughter letter-writing battle has erupted between Gaga and her mom Cynthia and the Ladies Osbourne, with both faction accusing the other of bullying.
The feud was ignited when Kelly commented on Gaga’s Little Monsters treatment toward her, calling the singer’s fans “the worst” and accusing them of encouraging her to commit suicide. Osbourne argued that the pop superstar had a duty to step in and stop their comments..
Gaga, 26, responded with an open letter to Kelly on her website Thursday. Mother Monster lashed out at the rock princess, writing in part:
“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.”
Commenting on Kelly’s weight loss, Gaga, 26, wrote:
“To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding. Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?”
Needless to say, Kelly’s mother was none too thrilled with these comments. The letter prompted Sharon to respond via her Facebook page. She revealed that she had write to Gaga’s manager with an appeal to get the singer’s fans “to stop writing libelous, slanderous and vile comments about my family.”
“I am responding to your open letter to my daughter Kelly, and I am perplexed as to why you would go public with an open letter…I don’t feel I have to justify Kelly’s choices in life to you. By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly (sic) seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker. You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately. I am calling you a bully because you have 32 million followers hanging on your every word and you are criticising Kelly in your open letter. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?”
“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. Example, when I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened. When I see you wearing fur and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me. Shouldn’t you be teaching your ‘little monster’ fans to respect animals and life?”
In conclusion, Sharon wrote:
“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.’ Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I’m an open playing field for you my darling.”
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