After Kelly Osbourne blasted Lady Gaga fans for verbally abusing her last year in an interview with U.K. magazine Fabulous, Mother Monster decided it was time to speak out.
In the article, Osbourne detailed the criticism she has faced from Gaga’s fans.
“I get called fat all the time. A big fat whore. Lady Gaga’s fans are the worst. They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped. I mean it’s crazy but I’ve had this all my life and I just try and ignore it,” Kelly told the magazine.
The truth of the matter is the bullying dates back further than 2012. In 2009, Kelly called Gaga a “Butterface” meaning everything “but her face” is attractive, the magazine reports.
Yesterday Lady Gaga spoke her mind through Twitter and her social networking site littlemonsters.com.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) January 10, 2013
“Dear Kelly, While I wish you had reached out to me personally, as the head of the Born This Way foundation with my mother Cynthia we would like to respond. 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,” Gaga wrote. “I encourage them to ignore criticism, stand up to bullies, know their own value and see that we are all the same and no one person is worth more than another. I know I’m perceived as a wild child, but in reality I am woman that deeply cares for humanity.”
She continued by critiquing Kelly’s show Appearance saying that the show “breeds negativity.”
“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,” Gaga admitted. “To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding. Why not help others?”
Gaga urged Kelly to take responsibility and accountability for the example she’s setting before adding the media and celebrities into the mix.
“I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Lets work together and make 2013 a year of unity.”
The feud escalated shortly after Lady Gaga announced the concept behind her upcoming tour concept Born Brave Bus. A pre-show of sorts, her goal is to offer free counseling including “access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends.”
It’s about connecting you with new friends and your community, so you can get involved. CG #askcynthia
— Born This Way (@BTWFoundation) January 11, 2013
As far as Kelly’s rebuttal, she also took her stance on Twitter.
“I hope you guys realize that I don’t care about any of this bulls**t! I know who I am I don’t need anyone to tell me!… love to all xoxo” she Tweeted.
-Annie Reuter, Radio.com