Joan Rivers Weighs In on Lady Gaga-Osbourne Feud

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Lady Gaga is in the middle of an epic feud with Sharon and Kelly Osbourne after penning an open letter to ‘Fashion Police’ co-host Kelly, who said that little monsters are evil because they call her fat. Gaga defended her fans and responded, saying that Osbourne’s role on a show where she insults people for their fashion choices is no different. Mama Bear Sharon penned her own open letter, calling Mother Monster a hypocrite. Now, Kelly’s ‘Fashion Police’ cohort Joan Rivers is weighing in on the drama.

Rivers, 79, told ET (quotes via Us Weekly), “‘Fashion Police is a comedy show; anyone that comes out of an egg should figure that out,” referencing Gaga’s stunt where she was carried on the 2011 Grammys red carpet in a giant egg.

Rivers also said Gaga should “lighten up” and worry about more important issues.

Um, Joan, the whole point of Gaga’s open letter to Kelly was to point out that bullying takes many forms, including celebrity TV shows.

As for Gaga not using her celebrity to address more critical societal problems, um, hello? Have you not heard about the Born Brave Bus? Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation are stationing mobile mental health vehicles in the parking lot of her tour, offering help and support to monsters in need, tailgating style.

How’s that not helping more critical issues?

Sounds like some ‘Fashion Police’ folks need to do their homework.

We got your back, Mama Monster!

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Madonna’s Brother Says Lady Gaga Should Copy Her More

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Madonna‘s brother Christopher Ciccone is all about reductive fashion! Ciccone, who is his sister’s former artistic director, says that Lady Gaga would be best served by copying his sister’s sense of style more. Say what? Turns out Ciccone thinks copying the Material Girl would make Ma Monster more accessible to her fans.

Madge’s little brother designed the stages for some of her most memorable tours, like Blonde Ambition and the Girlie Show. They eventually fell out and he wrote a tell-all, so it’s not like Ciccone is all, like, the cap’n of Team Madge in the epic battle between these two pop divas.

Since he has made a living in the style biz and now designs shoes, Ciccone offered his tips on what Gaga can do differently, which she can of course take or leave. Madge probably isn’t thrilled about that, since she constantly talks crap about Gaga biting off her.

“What I would do with Gaga is stream it all down and get rid of all the crap and make her a real person,” he boldly said. “It’s cool on some level, but when you start out massively way over the top, there is nowhere to go. You get stuck there and you disconnect from the audience. You become this freak on the stage.”

What he is ignoring, though, is Gaga’s embrace of fame as art, and being on a whole other level with fame is what makes her the biggest pop star of her time.

However, Ciccone also pointed out that Madonna’s style has endured for a critical reason – her fans could copy her looks easily by shopping at the mall. It’s not like little monsters can head over to Hot Topic to grab a meat dress or 10-inch stripper platforms.

“You have to remember what really made Madonna really popular is that girls could dress like her,” he pointed out. “You can’t dress like Gaga, only on Halloween perhaps. It’s a really big part of being a performer, getting your fans to follow you. You have to evolve. At one point with Madonna, it was time for the tights to go.”

Gaga isn’t the only person whose style he assessed. He has his eye on Kelly Clarkson, simply because he thinks she has no style.

“I would love to overhaul Kelly Clarkson,” he said. “I would certainly give her a style. She needs something. The girl’s got an amazing voice; it’s just the girl comes onstage dowdy and there is no particular look to her. She could do so much better.”

Thank you very much, Christopher Ciccone.

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Fact or Fiction? Has Robsten Gone ‘Fifty Shades of Grey;’ Is Lady Gaga Quitting Music? (VIDEO)

It’s that time of the week again, when the celebrity weeklies hit the newsstands. To separate what’s real and rumor, we turned to our friends at Gossip Cop for the 411 on this week’s most controversial stories.

Check out what we’ve learned about Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Lady Gaga and more of your favorite stars — after the jump.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s wild bedroom antics are enough to make a vampire blush,” reports Star, which notes the “duo love raunchy sex — sometimes as much as seven times a day!” The magazine adds that their “active sex life” includes “handcuffs, blindfolds and feathers.” For more about their wild “bedroom secrets,” click over to Gossip Cop.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are “buying a place together in Chicago… far from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood,” reveals In Touch. The magazine notes they “fell in love with the Windy City while visiting during Christmas.” To hear how enormous their new home is, and what special features it has, see what a Kunis pal leaks to Gossip Cop.

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Lady Gaga is quitting music and pursuing a movie career in a desperate attempt to “save her romance” with Taylor Kinney, reveals Star. The magazine says she’s “trading her grueling tour schedule for an acting career so she can build a more stable life” with her boyfriend. For when she plans to leave the music business, go to Gossip Cop.

Khloe Kardashian is “overcome with jealousy” that her sister Kim is having a baby while she’s still struggling to get pregnant, reveals In Touch. The magazine says Khloe’s “shattered” by Kim’s pregnancy because she “wants a baby so badly.” For the shocking way a “heartbroken” Khloe has been acting out, and how she’s secretly trashing Kim, go to Gossip Cop.

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Katie Holmes has been “ordered” by doctors to “put Suri down,” reports Star, which reveals physicians “warned” the actress, who was in a car accident, “that she’ll do real harm to her back if she keeps carrying around her nearly 7-year-old daughter.” For the even more surprising reason docs don’t want Holmes lifting Suri, go to Gossip Cop.

Kelly Osbourne’s History of Celebrity Attacks (PHOTOS)

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You do not want to get on Kelly Osbourne’s bad side!

The E! Fashion Police star has a history of attacking some of tinsletown’s finest fashion choices as well as their overall character. The 28-year-old has also been known to take to her Twitter to voice her opinions on some of pop culture’s most talked about events.

In the summer of 2012, Osbourne called Twilight star Kristen Stewart a “home wrecker” on Fashion Police after the actress was caught in a widely-publicized cheating scandal. Osbourne stood by her name calling and refused to apologize for making the potentially-hurtfeul remark.

But it’s the feuds between two of the most famous women in music that has landed Osbourne in some hot water. Osbourne has gone toe-to-toe with both Christina Aguilera and Lady Gaga after years of name calling and public criticisms from all parties.

Osbourne took digs at Aguilera’s recent weight gain in a Oct. 2011 episode of Fashion Police when she said, “she is just becoming the fat bi**h she was born to be.”

As if two wrongs make a right, Osbourne defended her blunt statement by adding, “she’s called me fat for so many years.”

However, the most recent Osbourne-centric drama was with Gaga. Mother Monster wrote an open letter on her Born This Way Foundation website asking Osbourne to stop her bullying ways.

“Your work on E! With the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgement, and rating people’s beauty against one another,” Gaga said.

Rather than scolding Osbourne, Gaga encouraged her to use the spotlight to take a stand. “I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous,” she writes. “Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?”

After the letter was released, Sharon Osbourne took to defending her daughter and unleashed her opinions on her Facebookpage.

“Welcome to the real world. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public? 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,” Sharon penned.

While it doesn’t look like the Osbournes are backing down any time soon, we do hope that the drama cools down for everyone’s sake.

Click through the gallery above to check out Osbourne’s history of criticisms against celebs.

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Sister of Bullying Victim Wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to End their Bitter Feud (EXCLUSIVE)

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The sister of Carl Joseph Walker Hoover wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to end their bitter social media feud and to educate their fans instead.

Dominique Walker, 19, whose 11-year-old brother Carl hanged himself in 2009 because school bullies taunted him with anti-gay slurs, wants the bickering stars “to be more responsible and set an example.”

“They have to realize that they are both really powerful and can start a firestorm on social media with their millions of fans with just one comment,” Dominique told Celebuzz.

As reported by Celebuzz, the two superstars are involved in a bitter internet stand-off after Sharon Osbourne came to her daughter’s defense writing a critical open letter on her Facebook page that was prompted when the singer’s fans became abusive towards the Fashion Police co-host.

The Osbourne matriarch demanded that Gaga instruct her millions of followers, known as “Little Monsters,” to stop sending death threats and threatening messages to Kelly after she had commented on the singer’s weight, saying “I think she’s pregnant” on a UK talk show.

Gaga responded with a post on her LittleMonsters.com blog criticizing her work on E!, which further stoked the protests against Kelly.

But Dominique, who’s a sophomore at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC, believes that both women are sending mixed messages to their fans and potentially alienating young people who are being bullied.

“I actually like both Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne, but my family knows how difficult it can be to lose somebody you love through bullying after my brother’s death in 2009, ” she said.

“We miss Carl each day and the saddest part was that we did not get to see him fulfill his potential as he was really smart and ambitious,” she added. “Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne have tremendous power and that comes with a lot of responsibility as they are actually role models for a lot of people via social media.

“They have both had their own issues over the years and I just hope that they can put their differences aside and send out positive and educational messages to young people instead.”

Their infamous dispute dates back to 2009 after Osbourne reportedly called Gaga a “butterface” and at last year’s Grammy Awards she deemed her “disrespectful” for not walking the red carpet.

And in October she slammed the Mother Monster’s fans in an interview with Fabulous Magazine by saying: “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.”

Lady Gaga established The Born This Way Foundation with her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2011 to fight bullying and to create a “braver, kinder world” for youths.

What do you think — should Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne end their bitter feud and focus on bigger issues ? Leave your comments below.

Sister of Bullying Victim Wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to End their Bitter Feud (EXCLUSIVE)

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The sister of Carl Joseph Walker Hoover wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to end their bitter social media feud and to educate their fans instead.

Dominique Walker, 19, whose 11-year-old brother Carl hanged himself in 2009 because school bullies taunted him with anti-gay slurs, wants the bickering stars “to be more responsible and set an example.”

“They have to realize that they are both really powerful and can start a firestorm on social media with their millions of fans with just one comment,” Dominique told Celebuzz.

As reported by Celebuzz, the two superstars are involved in a bitter internet stand-off after Sharon Osbourne came to her daughter’s defense writing a critical open letter on her Facebook page that was prompted when the singer’s fans became abusive towards the Fashion Police co-host.

The Osbourne matriarch demanded that Gaga instruct her millions of followers, known as “Little Monsters,” to stop sending death threats and threatening messages to Kelly after she had commented on the singer’s weight, saying “I think she’s pregnant” on a UK talk show.

Gaga responded with a post on her LittleMonsters.com blog criticizing her work on E!, which further stoked the protests against Kelly.

But Dominique, who’s a sophomore at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC, believes that both women are sending mixed messages to their fans and potentially alienating young people who are being bullied.

“I actually like both Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne, but my family knows how difficult it can be to lose somebody you love through bullying after my brother’s death in 2009, ” she said.

“We miss Carl each day and the saddest part was that we did not get to see him fulfill his potential as he was really smart and ambitious,” she added. “Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne have tremendous power and that comes with a lot of responsibility as they are actually role models for a lot of people via social media.

“They have both had their own issues over the years and I just hope that they can put their differences aside and send out positive and educational messages to young people instead.”

Their infamous dispute dates back to 2009 after Osbourne reportedly called Gaga a “butterface” and at last year’s Grammy Awards she deemed her “disrespectful” for not walking the red carpet.

And in October she slammed the Mother Monster’s fans in an interview with Fabulous Magazine by saying: “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.”

Lady Gaga established The Born This Way Foundation with her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2011 to fight bullying and to create a “braver, kinder world” for youths.

What do you think — should Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne end their bitter feud and focus on bigger issues ? Leave your comments below.

Sister of Bullying Victim Wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to End their Bitter Feud (EXCLUSIVE)

Kelly Osbourne and Lady Gaga with Carl-Joseph-Walker-Hoover.

The sister of Carl Joseph Walker Hoover wants Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne to end their bitter social media feud and to educate their fans instead.

Dominique Walker, 19, whose 11-year-old brother Carl hanged himself in 2009 because school bullies taunted him with anti-gay slurs, wants the bickering stars “to be more responsible and set an example.”

“They have to realize that they are both really powerful and can start a firestorm on social media with their millions of fans with just one comment,” Dominique told Celebuzz.

As reported by Celebuzz, the two superstars are involved in a bitter internet stand-off after Sharon Osbourne came to her daughter’s defense writing a critical open letter on her Facebook page that was prompted when the singer’s fans became abusive towards the Fashion Police co-host.

The Osbourne matriarch demanded that Gaga instruct her millions of followers, known as “Little Monsters,” to stop sending death threats and threatening messages to Kelly after she had commented on the singer’s weight, saying “I think she’s pregnant” on a UK talk show.

Gaga responded with a post on her LittleMonsters.com blog criticizing her work on E!, which further stoked the protests against Kelly.

But Dominique, who’s a sophomore at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC, believes that both women are sending mixed messages to their fans and potentially alienating young people who are being bullied.

“I actually like both Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne, but my family knows how difficult it can be to lose somebody you love through bullying after my brother’s death in 2009, ” she said.

“We miss Carl each day and the saddest part was that we did not get to see him fulfill his potential as he was really smart and ambitious,” she added. “Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne have tremendous power and that comes with a lot of responsibility as they are actually role models for a lot of people via social media.

“They have both had their own issues over the years and I just hope that they can put their differences aside and send out positive and educational messages to young people instead.”

Their infamous dispute dates back to 2009 after Osbourne reportedly called Gaga a “butterface” and at last year’s Grammy Awards she deemed her “disrespectful” for not walking the red carpet.

And in October she slammed the Mother Monster’s fans in an interview with Fabulous Magazine by saying: “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.”

Lady Gaga established The Born This Way Foundation with her mother Cynthia Germanotta in 2011 to fight bullying and to create a “braver, kinder world” for youths.

What do you think — should Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne end their bitter feud and focus on bigger issues ? Leave your comments below.

Most Anticipated Albums of 2013

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Even in its earliest days, 2013 is shaping up to be a huge year for all pop music lovers alike.

Artists like EminemJonas Brothers and Beyonce have all been markedly absent from the music charts and promise to make blazing comebacks with new material in 2013. Fans will also get new albums from pop’s most prolific artists like Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West. The Disney triumvirate of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato will also be dropping new LPs this year.

We’re just going to say it now… 2013: The Year of Pop. Check out which upcoming albums we’re most excited about by clicking below!

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Lady Gaga to Kelly Osbourne: Stop the Bullying!

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It’s a war of words over bullying between Lady Gaga and Kelly Osbourne.

Last week, the Internet was abuzz over Osbourne blasting Gaga’s fan base, with the Fashion Police host saying the pop star’s followers are “the worst” for how they criticized her weight struggles. “They’ve said I should kill myself, that they hope I get raped,” Osbourne told UK’s Fabulous magazine, adding that Gaga has “a responsibility to stop that.”

Now Mother Monster is fighting back in an open letter to Osbourne that she posted on her website LittleMonsters.com. “I have empathy for you Kelly, but I feel it culturally important to note that you have chosen a less compassionate path,” Gaga writes on behalf of herself and her mother, Cynthia, who co-chair their Born This Way Foundation. “Your work on E! with the Fashion Police is rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.”

Though she applauds Osbourne’s body transformation over the years — decrying the bullying Osbourne has faced for it — Gaga berates the star for “pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals.”

But instead of simply scolding Osbourne, Gaga encourages her to use the spotlight to take a stand. “I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous,” she writes. “Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story?”

Now Sharon Osbourne, Kelly’s mother, is stepping into the squabble to defend her daughter. “Your open letter is hypocritical and full of contradictions,” she rages on her Facebook page. “You say her work on… Fashion Police is ‘rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.’ Welcome to the real world.”

Then the former America’s Got Talent judge takes aim at Gaga’s ever-controversial fashions. “When I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened,” she writes. “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. Shouldn’t you be teaching your ‘little monster’ fans to respect animals and life?”

Who do you think is in the right: Lady Gaga or Kelly Osbourne? Weigh in below.

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Kelly Osbourne’s Mother Sharon Responds to Lady Gaga’s Open Letter

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The claws are out and sharper than ever, as Kelly Osbourne’s mother Sharon Osbourne has responded to Lady Gaga‘s open letter to her daughter. Mama O is fiercely protective of her brood, and she is showing her teeth (cue the Gaga song) with this rebuttal. She’s fighting mad. It’s Mother Osbourne vs. the Mother Monster.

Recap: Kelly insulted Gaga once on her show ‘Fashion Police.’ Kelly said Gaga’s fans are the worst and call her “fat” in retaliation. Gaga wrote her an open letter regarding how Osbourne is no better since she criticizes people’s looks on her show. Brilliant chess move there on Ma Monster’s part.

Not so fast, though, as Sharon pulled the Furgate card, which we must admit is a valid point and a savvy move. She also told Gaga she could stop the cruelty from her fans towards Kelly in an instant.

Both letters are filled with fallacies of argument — like Sharon saying Gaga’s 32 million Twitter followers hang on her every word when half of the accounts are inactive or bot-generated.

Below is the full text of Osbourne’s reply. We wonder what her husband and Kelly’s father Ozzy, the Prince of Darkness, thinks of all this malarkey and mud hurling. Can’t we all just get along?

Ms. Gaga,

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 must say your opinions on what is politically correct and acceptable totally differ from mine, but that is what makes the world so interesting…we are all different. How sweet that you have empathy for my daughter, as you feel that she has taken a less passionate path in life. You say her work on E! with the Fashion Police is “rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.” Welcome to the real world. Example, when I saw you wear a dress made out of raw meat, I was sickened. 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. Shouldn’t you be teaching your “little monster” fans to respect animals and life? I don’t feel I have to justify Kelly’s choices in life to you. By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker. 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. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?

You state “Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers.” Well this obviously is not translating well to your fans, as a large portion of them have not only been vile to Kelly, but also other celebrities such as Madonna, Adele and Rihanna. “You say a kinder, braver world” I don’t know what world you live in, but supporting disgraceful fan comments doesn’t fall under the words “kinder and braver.” It comes under the heading of bullshit.

In closing, stop wearing fur, stop looking for publicity, and stop using your fans to belittle not just Kelly but an endless stream of celebrities. A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your “little monsters.” Let me know if you want to continue this debate. I’m an open playing field for you my darling.

Sincerely,
Sharon Osbourne
1/10/13
3:39 pm

Team Gaga or Team Osbourne, PopCrushers?

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Lady Gaga Writes Kelly Osbourne Open Letter Regarding Bullying

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Paws are up and claws are out in this ongoing Lady Gaga vs. Kelly Osbourne saga. It’s actually Lady Gaga’s little monsters that have started a bit of a battle with the ‘Fashion Police’ host. Things have gotten out of hand, and now Gaga has penned an open letter to Osbourne, putting a virtual arm around her and then turning the tables on her for being on a show that insults and judges people for the way they look.

That’s some brilliant spin right there on Gaga’s part. Checkmate. Or checkmonster.

Here’s what happened.

Last year, Osbourne criticized Gaga for skipping the Grammy red carpet, which ignited a monster uprising and a torrent of criticism was then sent her way. Osbourne also suggested that Gaga was pregnant last year. So much indirect drama between the ladies.

She told Fabulous magazine (quotes via Huffington Post) that the little monsters continue to hurl insults her way. “I’m the thinnest I’ve ever been and the healthiest I’ve ever been,” she said. “I get called fat all the time. A big fat w—-.”

The culprits are the little monsters. “Lady Gaga’s fans are the worst,” she confessed. “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.”

Yikes. That’s not polite behavior, monsters! Especially since your Mother Monster recently launched her Body Revolution campaign, and constantly reminds you to rejoice and love yourself today.

Osbourne likes Gaga, saying “she’s a good singer,” but labeled the monster contingent “the worst fans in the world.” Um, Kel, that’s not going to do anything to get the monsters off your back. Osbourne feels that it’s up to Gaga to call off the dogs, saying, “You have a responsibility to stop that.”

Below is the entirety of Gaga’s letter to Osbourne addressing the drama.

Open Letter to Kelly Osbourne:

Dear Kelly, While I wish you had reached out to me personally, as the head of the Born This Way foundation with my mother Cynthia we would like to respond. Everyday, through my music and public voice I choose to be positive and work towards a kinder and braver world with our community of followers. I encourage them to ignore criticism, stand up to bullies, know their own value and see that we are all the same and no one person is worth more than another. I know I’m perceived as a wild child, but in reality I am woman that deeply cares for humanity. 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. “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. 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. Why not help others? Why not defend others who are bullied for their image and share your story? I am pointing this out not to take a crack at your character, as we’ve met before and you’re lovely. However, I urge you to take responsibility and accountability for the example that you are setting for young people. They look up to you because you are famous, and if you treat others that way on TV, many adolescents at home on twitter assume your actions are acceptable: well if she does it, why can’t I? I cannot control my fans, and I discourage them from any negativity and violence, because that is wrong and hurtful — and I do feel baldy that your feelings were hurt. However, we can all do our part in the media to set a standard of respect, compassion, and love. I wish for you to be treated with the kindness and respect that everyone deserves. While some of my fans have learning to do, most of them share the same values as I, and it’s what bonds us together. And that bond is strong. Sincerely Gaga and Cynthia www.bornthiswayfoundation.org PS. And to any media or celebrities that happen to find this letter in their path, I hope you, too, consider the power of your voices. Lets work together and make 2013 a year of unity.

 

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