UPDATE: The drama continues. Kelly's mother Sharon Osbourne has just posted an open letter to Gaga on her Facebook, asking that she encourage her fans to stop bullying Kelly. Both this and, for the most part, Gaga's original post are honest and thoughtful — the problem is the vicious comments from fans. Despite her true statement that she "can't control" her fans, Gaga can influence them immensely, and we hope she does!
It all started when Kelly Osbourne opened up about getting cyberbullied by Lady Gaga fans by saying, "[It's] the worst. They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped." In response, Gaga issued what is quickly becoming our favorite celebrity burn du jour: The open letter.
In said letter, she criticizes Kelly's work on E! Network's Fashion Police by saying it "Glorifies [Kelly] and Joan Rivers," as they "point at the camera laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals." Gaga expresses disappointment in Kelly, stating that having been bullied all her life, and having undergone a "body revolution," Kelly should have chosen a more positive path.
While Gaga does say, "I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful — and I do feel badly (sic) that your feelings were hurt," she doesn't apologize for their actions.
We'll admit that the words of the fans aren't entirely the fault of the head Monster, but, given that some of the things said against Kelly were way harsh, this open letter does seem a bit like rubbing salt in the wound. And, more importantly, when penning an open letter, one should at least take care to spell correctly, no? What do you think? Was this the right move by Gaga, or seriously bad timing? Sound off below. (Fashionista)
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