"Fashion Police" co-host Kelly Osbourne has turned the other cheek in a battle of words that began Thursday with an open letter from singer Lady Gaga criticizing Osbourne, which was then followed by Osbourne's mother, music impresario Sharon Osbourne, coming to her daughter's defense with her own open letter to Gaga.
"All I have to say on this subject is that I love Lady Gaga!" Osbourne, 28, told People magazine Saturday in Los Angeles, where she was appearing at the Art of Elysium Sixth Annual Heaven Gala. "I made stupid mistakes when I was 25, as well, when I accused people of doing things that were wrong. We all live and we learn, and like I said, I'm a big fan of hers."
The feud began last week when Kelly Osbourne told Fabulous magazine that she felt cyber-bullied by Gaga's fans. "Lady Gaga's fans are the worst. They've said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped. I mean it's crazy but I've had this all my life and I just try and ignore it."
Gaga, 26, responded with an open letter accusing Osbourne of bullying behavior of her own.
"I have empathy for you, Kelly," Gaga wrote in part, "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. 'Appearance' is the most used reason for bullying in the world. Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals."
Sharon Osbourne then wrote an open letter to Gaga that said in part: "When I see you wearing fur . . . the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me . . . By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a . . . hypocrite."