This week on ‘Feuds You Didn’t Know Were Happening’, Kelly Osbourne calls out Lady Gaga for being a ‘great big hypocrite’.
Kelly covers the latest issue of Cosmo – which by now has surely run out of ways to say they feature sex tips – and has decided to drag up a feud that everybody else lost interest in a long time ago. Presumably, this is because the ‘career’ section of the interview didn’t last very long, and Kelly’s been skinny too long for it to actually be a note-worthy story anymore.
The whole thing apparently started in 2012, when Kelly made a comment on Fashion Police to the effect that Gaga was disrespectful to fans for not walking the Grammy red carpet. As if Lady Gaga fans are capable of feeling anything less than unwavering, God-like devotion towards the singer.
The ‘Little Monsters’ responded to Kelly’s comments like only they know how – by sending numerous death threats to her and anybody who has the audacity to criticize their ‘Mother Monster’. I cringed just writing that, by the way. Kelly also went on Alan Carr’s chat show and shared a theory that Gaga was up the duff – which to her credit, completely made sense – because she stopped doing press, her body got a little more rounded and, more importantly, she stopped dying her hair. An open letter and a few thousand more death threats later, we arrive at this month’s Cosmo:
“I loved Lady Gaga. I totally believed in everything she stood for, until I realized she’s a great big hypocrite. Don’t say, ‘When you see bullying, intervene,’ while letting your fans send me death threats. If my fans did that, I would not stand for it. You can say whatever you want with your millions of monsters. I know the truth. Your bells and whistles mean nothing to me. You’re feeding on the freaks and geeks to further your career? Do you really care about the gay community? Because if you did, you’d stand up for it more than you do.”
A lot of people have argued that Gaga doesn’t control her fans, which is a good point until you consider that people started wearing ripped fishnets and Diet Coke cans in their hair because she told them it was cool. If she told them to chill the fuck out and stop sending death threats to random celebrities, they’d probably obey.
Kelly should have known, however, not to play the ‘gay community’ card when it comes to Lady Gaga due to the fact it’s pretty well documented that she helped repeal DADT, is the founder of an LGBT youth charity and has pretty much crowned herself as the Pied Piper of the gays, whether they like it or not.
All joking aside, it’s pretty messed up that Kelly’s receiving death threats over an opinion, no matter how ‘mean’ that opinion is. That being said, the best way to fight back is probably not by calling Gaga fans ‘freaks and geeks’. That’s how people end up being clubbed to death with heel-less shoes.