Sharon Osbourne and Joan Rivers have joined the feud between Kelly Osbourne and Lady Gaga – calling Gaga a bully in crazy clothing who needs to “lighten up.”
The women defended Kelly, a co-host on the E! show “Fashion Police,” after Gaga posted an open letter on her website saying the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne had chosen a “less compassionate path” in life.
“You work on E! with ‘Fashion Police’ is rooted in criticism, judgment and rating people’s beauty against one another,” Gaga wrote.
“Your show breeds negativity,” she continued. “It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”
Gaga urged Kelly to take responsibility for her actions and said she wrote her letter after someone in Kelly’s camp asked for help with her fans.
Sharon, Kelly’s momager, responded with her own letter on Facebook calling Gaga a “hypocrite.”
Sharon said she’s the one who contacted Gaga’s manager because some of the singer’s fans, known as “little monsters,” were making “vile threats” after Kelly poked fun at the singer’s sartorial choices.
“By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite,” Sharon wrote.
“You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately. 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,” she said.
She said Gaga should expect negative reactions when she wears raw meat or animal fur.
“When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me,” she wrote.
Rivers, meanwhile, scolded Gaga for not having a sense of humor.
“’Fashion Police’ is a comedy show. Anyone that comes out of an egg should figure that out,” Rivers told Entertainment Tonight. “Lighten up.”
The show’s executive Producer Melissa Rivers said her mom and Kelly make fun of fashion fails, not the worth of the people wearing them.
“Gaga has so much power and is such an icon and can flip a switch and have everyone turn on someone – that’s the ultimate mean girl,” she told Huffington Post.