“I think she’s pregnant.” Those four words were the catalyst that sparked the latest celebrity bully fight between Kelly Osbourne and Lady Gaga. After Kelly spoke these words regarding one of Gaga’s latest looks on a British talk show, an army of Little Monsters fought back hard.
Kelly went on the explain her statement, saying that Gaga has recently changed her style drastically and would not be able to bleach her hair blonde if she were pregnant, a theory for why Gaga is now brunette. The Little Monsters almost immediately came to the defense of their Mother Monster, but some took it a little too far. Kelly reportedly received tweets expressing death threats among other things. She opened up about the cyberbullying she experienced from Little Monsters to Fabulous Magazine saying, “I get called fat all the time. They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped.”
Gaga took this opportunity to fire back to Kelly in an open letter on her website. In it, Gaga condemns Kelly for being hypocritical with her position on E!‘s Fashion Police, which she believes “breeds negativity” because it is “rooted in criticism, judgement, and rating people’s beauty against one another.” Gaga says that, “It used to make [her] truly sad when [she] would hear people talking about [Kelly's] weight when [Kelly] was younger” and that it “is astounding” to see Kelly “make fun of others” on this TV show. Gaga also remarks that she feels badly that Kelly’s feelings were hurt and that she wishes that Kelly be treated “with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves.”
It became a family affair when Kelly’s mother, Sharon, responded to this open letter shortly after, calling Lady Gaga a bully and an “attention seeker.” [via Fashionista]
I’m not sure where I stand in this feud. I don’t think any one party is necessarily right. I love Kelly Osbourne and totally see her as an inspiration, but I can totally see where Lady Gaga is coming from. It is Kelly’s job to criticize celebrity fashion and she works on a show with Joan Rivers, a comedian (a job that almost requires being offensive), but I can understand Gaga’s wish for a world in which such criticisms never existed.
It just seems to me like maybe Kelly was just an easy target to unleash these frustrations upon since it is Gaga’s belief that since Kelly was the recipient of such harsh criticisms throughout her life that she should be more compassionate in this regard. However, I do not think that it is at all right to send anyone death threats or the like, regardless of the circumstances, and it is unacceptable to excuse those who make such comments.
Are you Lovelies taking a side? Is anyone right?