It’s Mother Osbourne vs. Mother Monster.
Lady Gaga kicked off a new feud today (Jan. 10) when she posted an open letter to Kelly Osbourne as a response to Kelly’s reveal that Gaga’s Little Monsters have been sending her hateful messages.
The gist of Gaga’s letter, which you can read in full on her personal site, is that while she’s sorry Kelly’s feelings were hurt and can’t control everything her fans say and do, Kelly has “chosen a less compassionate path” as a co-host of E!’s Fashion Police. After not-so-subtly insulting Kelly’s life decisions, Gaga urges her to instead “set a standard of respect, compassion, and love.”
Well, you don’t write stuff like that about Sharon Osbourne’s offspring.
In an amazing twist on the traditional cat fight, Mama Bear Osbourne has come to her daughter’s defense with an open letter of her own, which she posted to Facebook.
In her strongly worded missive, she slams the Born This Way singer as “a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker.”
“You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately,” she writes. “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?”
She adds, “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 conclusion, she invites Gaga to keep the exchange going. “Let me know if you want to continue this debate,” she writes. “I’m an open playing field for you my darling.”
Feel the heat!