The Osbourne-Gaga feud goes back years. In 2009, Kelly called Gaga a "Butterface" .... then at last year's Grammy Awards she deemed Gaga "disrespectful" for not walking the red carpet. In September, Kelly threw more jabs at Gaga... calling out her weight gain saying,
“I think she is pregnant."
Gaga finally decided to fire back at Kelly via her website blog, writing...
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... 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.
Then Kelly's mom, Sharon Osbourne, jumped in...responding to Gaga in her own open letter via her Facebook page...
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 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?
Lady Gaga then took it a step further, making sure to respond to Sharon's letter... openly stating,
When will this all end?
"The 'real world' can be cruel, why not try to change it into a better place? I am an activist. Nobody takes adolescents seriously, I do. My letter to Kelly Osbourne was open, because her statements on cyber-bullying were public & as a youth activist I'm compelled to be involved."