Lady Gaga Vs The Osbournes: Who’s The Bully?

Kelly Osbourne says Lady Gaga’s fans are bullying her while the pop star claims it’s really Ozzy’s daughter who’s the bully in her role as a host on the E! TV show “Fashion Police.” Backing up Kelly is her No.1 fan, Sharon Osbourne.

Drama between Kelly and Gaga isn’t anything new, according to The Huffington Post, which points out Kelly made snarky comments to the press about the singer’s appearance as far back as 2009. After Kelly commented on “Fashion Police” that it was disrespectful that Gaga didn’t walk the red carpet at the 2012 Grammys, Gaga’s fans reportedly responded with tweets directed at Kelly with threats of violence.

Apparently Kelly and Gaga’s fans still aren’t getting along. Sharon – Ozzy’s wife and manager – came to her daughter’s defense by contacting Gaga’s manager via email. The Jan. 10 message, which was later posted on Sharon’s Facebook page, complained about the bullying with a link to a post titled “Kelly Osbourne needs to kill herself.” Sharon noted that if Gaga “could tweet something to her fans about being more respectful that may end this.”

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Times Square, New York City

Instead of tweeting something, Gaga decided to post an open letter to Kelly Osbourne, which can be seen online at

Although Gaga said she discourages her fans “from any negativity and violence” and added that she felt badly Kelly’s feelings were hurt, the singer used the open letter as an opportunity to complain about what she sees as Kelly’s bullying.

“Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another,” Gaga wrote. “‘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.”

Gaga added that Kelly should take responsibility for the example she’s setting for young people.

“They look up to you because you are famous, and if you treat others that way on TV, many adolescents at home on twitter assume your actions are acceptable: well if she does it, why can’t I?”

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File photo shows Sharon Osbourne at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.

The feud continued with an open letter to Gaga from Sharon.

Sharon called out Gaga for making the situation public, but of course that didn’t stop her from posting her own letter on her Facebook page. In addition to criticizing Gaga for allowing her fans to bully Kelly, Sharon criticized Gaga for wearing fur and looking for publicity.

“When I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened,” Sharon wrote. “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. … I am calling you a bully because you have 32 million followers hanging on your every word and you are criticizing Kelly in your open letter. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?”

Sharon’s letter closed by saying, “Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I’m an open playing field for you my darling.”

The last word, as of the time of this post, seems to have come from Kelly, who tweeted Jan. 10, “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”

Until the next open letter …