Sharon Osbourne calls Lady Gaga a 'publicly seeking hypocrite' in open letter

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The relationship between the Osbournes and Lady Gaga is getting ugly. After Kelly Osbourne revealed that Lady Gaga's Little Monsters liked to send her death threats because she's "fat" and say they "hope I get raped," the Mother Monster has posted an attack on the "Fashion Police" star to her website.

In an open letter, Gaga criticizes Osbourne's "Fashion Police" as being "rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people's beauty against one another."

"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 writes. "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. Why not help others?"

That response set Osbourne matriarch Sharon Osbourne off. She penned her own letter to Lady Gaga that she posted on her Facebook page. In it, she reprimanded Gaga for writing an open letter instead of contacting her directly and called her a "publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker." Here's the letter in its entirety.

"Ms. Gaga,

I am responding to your open letter to my daughter Kelly, and I am perplexed as to why you would go public with an open letter. Regarding this current situation; Kelly didn't contact you, I was the one that contacted your manager today and the email is attached below for your reference. I reached out to him as Kelly's manager and mother to ask him if you could address your "little monster" fans and stop them from writing libelous, slanderous and vile comments about my family, including death threats to Kelly. Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions. And as your mother Cynthia supports you, I support my daughter Kelly. I must say your opinions on what is politically correct and acceptable totally differ from mine, but that is what makes the world so interesting...we are all different. 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. You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately. 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?

You state "Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers." Well this obviously is not translating well to your fans, as a large portion of them have not only been vile to Kelly, but also other celebrities such as Madonna, Adele and Rihanna. "You say a kinder, braver world" I don't know what world you live in, but supporting disgraceful fan comments doesn't fall under the words "kinder and braver." It comes under the heading of bullshit.

In closing, 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.

Sincerely,
Sharon Osbourne
1/10/13
3:39 pm"

And here is Osbourne's original letter to Gaga's manager:

"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.

Little Monster David @LilMonsterMaren @MissKellyO LITTLE MONSTER ARTPOP : Kelly Osbourne needs to kill herselfhttp://littlemonsterartpop.blogspot.com/2013/01/kelly-osbourne-needs-to-kill-herself.html?spref=tw ...

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

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"

Who do you think is in the right here, if anyone?

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