Kelly Osbourne has made one of the great transformations in American Television and we're not talking about her weight. When "The Osbournes" first appeared in 2002 together as clan led by rocker dad Ozzy Osbourne and momager Sharon Osbourne the MTV show was a shock to our systems. First of all, reality TV was in its infancy for celebs and secondly, the family was just plain odd to our Yankee sensibilities.
"The Osbournes" seemed at first like "The Addams Family" had come to life, complete with the fabulously Gothic mansion. The dad was wacky and witty but unintelligible, brother Jack and lil sis Kelly seemed under the influence and mom seemed to be trying to hold it all together. We later learned that the kids were indeed addicted to a mixture of drugs and alcohol when they each sought treatment for their troubles.
Kelly at that time seemed to be a confused adolescent being forced to share the most awkward part of anyone's life with viewers. After all, who would go back, if you could, and willingly put your teen years on display? There was even a third Osbourne sibling named Aimee who opted not to take part at all in the televised madness.
Now, many years later and the entire family seems to have cleaned up quite nicely. Mama Sharon is a TV host in her own right appearing on such programs as "America's Got Talent" and "The Talk." Kelly has become a lovely, well-mannered "it girl" who has made a physical transition as well. The starlet danced her way to better health on "Dancing With The Stars" in 2009 to unveil a new svelte figure after losing 48 pounds. She then took a seat at the Joan Rivers helmed E! Entertainment show "Fashion Police."
The premise of "Fashion Police" is good, snarky fun. Those with fashion missteps may be termed the "Fash-hole of the Week." Giuliana and Kelly often serve as the voice of reason to Joan's biting sense of humor. When it comes to a particular celeb, however, Kelly's the mean girl not Joan.
Kelly started the fight back in the days by making fun of Christina Aguilera's Christmas CD on her MTV show. Christina then made comments to various media outfits about the lovable Kelly being fat. Call it body rage, but now that Kelly has a leaner look she's been bullying Christina every chance she gets.
A couple of months a go Kelly used her "Fashion Police" pulpit to call Xtina a "fat bitch." Her entire statement was, "Maybe she's just becoming the fat bitch she was always born to be. I don't know. She was a c--- to me." This past week Christina made an unfortunate fashion choice for the "Michael Jackson Tribute Concert" leaving herself open to be jabbed at by Kelly again.
Of Lady Aguelera's look Miss Osbourne said, "She called me fat for years. I was never that fat." Of course Joan Rivers got in the game with the comment, "Lady Mardmalade got into the peanut butter again." Christina's look was a fashion and style miss but do we really need to rip another woman down about her body? Where's the fun in that?
I adore both Kelly and Joan, but clearly these are two ladies who know what self-loathing feels like. They both have battled body image in the public eye. Ripping another woman down in this way is just cruel.
Aim for the high road, Kelly. Maybe she was nasty to you before, but you can be better.
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