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Lady Gaga to Kelly Osbourne: Stop Breeding Negativity!

Lady Gaga to Kelly Osbourne: Stop Breeding Negativity!

Lady Gaga has written an open letter to Kelly Osbourne after the fashion correspondent opened up about being cyber bullied by the pop star’s fans.

The 28-year-old Fashion Police host said that after she acknowledged Gaga‘s weight gain and questioned a possible pregnancy, the singer’s fans lashed out at her.

Gaga took to her LittleMonsters.com blog to ask Kelly to examine her own actions.

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

Click inside to read Lady Gaga‘s complete open letter to Kelly Osbourne

Open Letter to Kelly Osbourne

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. 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. 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. “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. 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? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story? I am pointing this out not to take a crack at your character, as we’ve met before and you’re lovely. However, I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are 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? I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful — and I do feel baldy that your feelings were hurt. However, we can all do our part in the media to set a standard of respect, compassion, and love. I wish for you to be treated with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves. While some of my fans have learning to do, most of them share the same values as I, and it’s what bonds us together. And that bond is strong.

Sincerely,
Gaga and Cynthia
www.bornthiswayfoundation.org

PS. And to any media or celebrities that happen to find this letter in their path, I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Lets work together and make 2013 a year of unity.

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# 1

I agree with GaGa.
kelly dishing out what she cant take

# 2

Kelly is a MASSIVE hypocrite. Remember how hideous she used to be and how she was always attacked for it, now a little bit of make up and she thinks she has the right to openly criticise peoples appearance. The fashion police is a joke. They are all pathetic. Get a real job, bunch of losers. Gaga is 100% right.

# 3

She makes a very good point. The show is not about fashion it is about body shaming and judgement.

# 4

Kelly Osbourne is a joke. you’d think that someone who’s struggled with weight issues all of her life would be a bit more sympathetic towards others that are fluctuating in weight (both gaga and christina aguilera) but she doesn’t. stop trying to victimize yourself because your hands definitely aren’t clean.

# 5

Boom! Hahah. Buuuuurrrrnnnn. I’m not even a Gaga fan but that letter is the sh*t.

# 6

My respect goes to Gaga. She is a living example of the adage “looks can be deceiving.” On the outside, she seems like this wild child who does what she wants and gets what she wants but deep down inside she really has a good-heart.

# 8

I used to think that Lady Gaga was completely crazy and weird in many ways but after reading her letter I realized that she is extremely smart and reminds me a little bit of Angelina Jolie.
I hope she continue the same and that her fans can follow those great words with actions.
I wish the best to Kelly too I hope she can change for better.

# 9

I’m not a Gaga fan, but I sure as hell respect her… much much much more than I do or would ever respect Kelly Osbourne. I don’t know why Kelly and the Fashion Police asshats feel entitled to judge and mock others’ appearances, especially since she had body issues for so long. I’m so glad that Lady Gaga handed Kelly’s ass to her.

Clementine @ 01/10/2013 at 7:36 pm

That Show not about Fashion anymore.How they makes fun of Weight Gain and Weight Lost makes me Sick..The way they all laugh at Stars reminds me of High School or going to the Mall or any Amusement Park.Its Bullying and Kelly and Joan are the Ring Leaders.

I’m not a Kelly fan or a Gaga hater but i disagree with Gaga. I always think that Kelly is actually way too nice to be on the show, she’s always defending people and trying to find a good way to prove her point… And although i don’t watch every episode, i like to watch it sometimes, and i NEVER saw them saying someone is fat or ugly or something like that, they are always saying the shape of the dress didn’t work for their body and by doing that actully giving good tips, or that the make up or hairdo wasn’t a good choice with the whole look, etc. Of course Joan goes too far a lot of time but it’s not the main intention of the show, as Gaga made it look.
And please “but in reality I am woman that deeply cares for humanity” Gaga stop trying so hard!!!
That’s just my opinion…

LooseLipz @ 01/10/2013 at 7:44 pm

Not a GaGa fan, but ***** is right. Kelly has been fat her whole life until she undoubtedly got gastro bi-pass surgery like her mom. Spoiled little short chubby twit. Fashion Police is a joke. Joan, the poster woman for bad plastic disaster surgery. Giuliana Anorexic, and Kelly ‘I’m a fatty no matter how thin I get ” Osbourne, all poking fun at others. Shame on them!

why is she taking her anger & frustration out on specifically Kelly? There are SO MANY celebrities, media, magazines, bloggers who say the same too. That is bully right there as well.

I agree with Gaga, Kelly if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones.

Gaga should stop talking like she’s the one who will teach the world how to behave and what to do in order to make this world better. You are not a perfect human being, and you do not set a perfect role model for young people you’re talking about, so don’t give people advices like you know it all. You claim to ask people not to listen to what others tell them to do, then you write an open letter and try to dictate on someone what they should do.
Kelly Osbourne is a very kind woman, even on “Fashion Police”. People will always criticise your look, your music, your movies, and any material an artist presents to the public. It is one of the media’s responsibilities to criticise in order to push stars to do better. If you don’t understand this then you should not be a star.
And if you’re against the comedic nature of “Fashion Police” then you don’t understand what comedy is. Are not all the late night shows on TV based on making fun of social, political, or artistic related subjects? Are you against all these? This is not bullying, this is entertainment. You are stupid if you don’t get the difference, but young people are not stupid and they know what’s the logic behind these shows. They will not go around and justify bullying, so just… STOP.

Genevieve @ 01/10/2013 at 7:56 pm

Like most people on here, going to have to agree with Gaga on this one. How can a person who makes fun of other people for a living sleep at night?
p.s. if it matters, not a fan of either of theirs….just agreeing with the Gaga this time

I agree with Gaga.. But I dont think Kelly is the most guilty in this- more people should get letters like this.

Can gaga shut up already, make music but stop pretending your the God allmighty and our saviour, she should have thought about how criticicism hurts when she partnered up with Perez Hilton who spawned her promo like a puppet on a string and trashing every artist who came in gaga’s way, come on, she loved it and said nothing against Perez’s bullying, then she lashed out at Madonna with slurs when she worried madonna would get in her way of the throne, I find her attempt at wanting to be a councelor to her fans laughable when she seems to have problems of her own, a big ego being one of them! Kelly has a reality show where they critique fashion in a humorous way, yes, sometimes Joan says bigoted things but not once have I ever heard Kelly out of line and I feel that this attempt of gaga’s is bullying kelly, not the other way around!

agree with Gaga. those shows are so negative I cant even watch. and Joan Rivers career has been made by making fun of people. well would she look in the mirror???! yikes.

Gaga has missed the point, her “monsters” are telling Kelly to kill herself because she is fat. Her fans are horrible disgusting creatures and she should actully be writing an open letter to them to tell they to stop bullying everyone. It supposedly goes against everything she stands for yet I’ve never heard her call them on it?
Their treatment to Madonna when MDNA came out was also awful, death threats etc. No one elses fans seem to be so threatened by other people. I don’t know why she attracts the lowest people as her fans.

Bahahah Kelly got TOLD!!! Why Kelly is even part of the fashion police i’ll never understand…

Not a fan of Gaga’s but good for her.

I quit watching Fashion Police when they were knocking Nicole Kidman, Nicole looked beautiful and Kelly and Joan couldn’t say a nice thing about her. They evidently do not have mirrors. The other gal on that show was at least decent when talking about Nicole.

‘tardfight ‘tardfight

I have to agree with Gaga on this one..

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