Sharon Osbourne Wages War Against Lady Gaga

lady gaga brings out the bully in the osbourne women

Sharon Osbourne is on the warpath against Lady Gaga after learning that the singer called her daughter Kelly Osbourne a "bully" in an open letter.

Gaga posted a message to the co-host of 'E! Fashion Police' that said in part, "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. You and Joan Rivers point at the camera, laugh, and make jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals."

She ended the letter by reaching out to Kelly, "I hope you consider the power of your voice.  Let's work together and make 2013 a year of unity."

Sharon Osbourne fired off her own letter after her daughter started receiving hate-filled messages and death threats, "A word from you would stop all these hideous, negative and vile threats from your 'little monsters.'  You know it would have been much more dignified of you to do this privately.  I am calling you a bully because you have 33 million followers hanging on your every word."

Then she showed her claws and got snarky, "You say Kelly's work on E! with the Fashion Police is 'rooted in criticism, judgement, and rating people's beauty against one another.'  Welcome to the real world.  By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicity seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker."

Kelly Osbourne tweeted last night, "I hope you guys realize that I don't care about any of this bullsh*t!  I know who I am I don't need anyone to tell me!  love to all xoxo"

The verdict is still out ... are the Osbourne women bullies or is Gaga just trying to stir up some controversy in a very public forum?

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