It’s an open-letter war!
Sharon, disgusted by the way Gaga’s fans have treated Kelly, ripped Gaga’s celebrity activity and her fans:
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.
Kelly Osbourne, who works as an on-air correspondent for E!’s Fashion Police, called Lady Gaga a “Butterface” at 2009’s Gramy Awards ceremony. Kelly also felt Gaga was “disrespectful” for not walking the red carpet like the evening’s other stars.
In September of that same year, Kelly appeared on Alan Carr’s Channel 4 chat show and commented on Gaga’s weight gain:
I think she is pregnant because she has been covering up this part of her body recently and I have been noticing that a lot. And her style has changed and you can’t bleach your hair blonde when you are pregnant.
This comment came after Gaga wore a burka to a previous London Fashion Week event. Gaga’s devoted fanbase, right on cue, took to the Internet to send demeaning comments and death threats in Kelly’s direction.
Kelly gave her opinion on Gaga’s fans to Fabulous Magazine in October of last year:
Lady Gaga’s fans are the worst. They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped. I mean it’s crazy but I’ve had this all my life and I just try and ignore it.
In response to Kelly’s comments and work on the E! Fashion Police show, Lady Gaga posted her open letter response. Gaga didn’t think too highly of Kelly and the negative aspects her show promotes:
“Appearance” is the most used reason for bullying in the world. 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.
The letter also spoke on Kelly’s harsh judgment of other celebrities:
I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path. Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another… What about your body revolution? It used to make me truly sad when I would hear people talk about your weight when you were younger, as I was bullied too. To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding.
In response to all this, Kelly took to Twitter to let everyone know that she’s not worrying about all this beef:
I hope you guys realize that I don’t care about any of this bullshit! I know who I am I don’t need anyone to tell me!… love to all xoxo
— Kelly Osbourne (@MissKellyO) January 11, 2013