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
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Lady Gaga has written Ozzy's daughter Kelly Osborne an 'open letter' after their feud goes too far. Hey guys welcome back to ClevverMusic with another update. The Lady Gaga vs Kelly Osbourne saga continues. It all started at the Grammys in 2012 when Kelly Osbourne, host for E! News' Fashion Police show was covering the Grammys red carpet and criticized Gaga for skipping the carpet. Little Monsters weren't happy with this so they took it out on Kelly, who also suggested Gaga was pregnant last year. Apparently Little Monsters still criticize Kelly including her weight. It's ironic since Gaga recently launched her Body Revolution campaign to create positive body image awareness around the world.
Kelly has called Little Monsters "the worst fans in the world" and has said Gaga should act to stop the hate among her fans. Now Lady Gaga has responded, but not in the way Kelly had hoped. Mother Monster has written an open letter to Kelly Osbourne which empathizes with her situation but also calls out the "Fashion Police" host on her "less compassionate path". In the letter Gaga spins Kelly's criticism back on her saying, "Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people's beauty against one another." That is a very good point.
Gaga went on in the length letter to say, "To see you blossoming into a beautiful slender woman who makes fun of others for a living is astounding." The letter comes to a close with, "we've met before and you are lovely" and, "I do feel badly that your feelings were hurt." Gaga prompts Kelly to take her stardom and set a good example for fans everywhere. Hours after Gaga posted her letter on LittleMonsters.com Kelly's Mom Sharon Osbourne responded with her own letter on her Facebook page. The letter questions Gaga's need to make the letter public to Kelly when it was she who prompted Gaga's manager asking for action against the fans. Sharon goes on to say, "Your letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions" along with calling Gaga a "bully" for putting her fans against Kelly in the open letter and saying Gaga wrote the letter for more attention.