Lady Gaga, The Osbournes + Bullying, The Recap: What Do You Think?

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Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne haven’t always gotten along, and it looks like the fur might be flying again. If you haven’t heard what’s been going on, we have a quick recap. Where do you stand on this bullying issue?

Kelly recently said that Gaga fans are “the worst,” referencing how some of Lady Gaga’s fans have been openly cruel to her, even telling her she should die. In a letter to Gaga’s manager, Vince, Kelly’s mother Sharon Osbourne asked him to encourage Gaga to ask her fans to tone things down. She wrote:

(Editor’s note: the fan’s blog linked in Sharon’s letter below has since been taken down.)

Dear Vince,

You might recall that I wrote to you last year about Gaga’s fans bullying Kelly which you never really responded to. Well, it’s continuing again. I want you to read the blog below from a Lady Gaga fan.

http://littlemonsterartpop.blogspot.com/2013/01/kelly-osbourne-needs-to-kill-herself.html

I thought that Gaga was a main campaigner against bullying.

Vince, I’m leaving it in your hands to do the right thing here. One tweet from Gaga can change this whole situation. I’m not asking her to deal with this directly but she if she could tweet something to her fans about being more respectful that may end this. I’m sure she doesn’t condone her fans saying such hideously offensive things.

Wishing you and your family the best in 2013.

All the best,

Sharon

And so Lady Gaga responded in a public open letter. Mother Monster took to her Little Monsters blog to respond to her fans’ comments, and also took the time to note that Kelly has sometimes mistreated other people — including Gaga herself — while on E!’s Fashion Police. She wrote:

“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.”

While Gaga addressed Kelly directly, Sharon decided to respond having initially contacted Gaga in the first place. Writing on her Facebook page, Sharon said to Lady Gaga:

“Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions. And as your mother Cynthia supports you, I support my daughter Kelly…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. 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? 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 seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker.”

Last year during a visit to Alan Carr’s show (in which she was ironically welcomed with “Born This Way” playing in the background), Kelly claimed that Lady Gaga’s recent style made her look pregnant, a comment many presumed to be a jab at her weight. On the show, Alan brought up a similar sentiment to Gaga by saying, “It’s so harsh there [on 'Fashion Police.'] I mean, you get someone who has worn high heals instead of a pair of flats, and you treat them worse than a pedophile!” After breaking into laughter, Kelly replied by saying that their critiques are meant to be comical and that she leaves the jokes to Joan Rivers, adding, “I would never say anything about anyone that I wouldn’t say to their face.” Watch the clip below for more (start at 3:48 for her comments on “Fashion Police”):

+ Watch Kelly Osbourne Comment on “Fashion Police” and Lady Gaga

Phew… This just feels like an all around “yee-ouch.” What do you think about the situation? Take our polls below and let us know what you think!

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