Monday, October 17, 2011

Seriously, F@*! These People: Kelly Osbourne Edition

Seriously, fuck Kelly Osbourne.

On E!'s "Fashion Police," Osbourne got pretty bitchy about Christina Aguilera's weight and, let's face it, any time someone publicly blasts somebody for their weight, fuck them!

After seeing some pictures of Aguilera singing at a Michael Jackson tribute concert, Osbourne said, ""She called me fat for years. I was never that fat."

(Read more here. Photos of Aguilera at the concert in question appear here.)

Listen, I get that Fashion Police is a catty show, and I get that Osbourne was blasted for years for being chubby by lots of people, including, apparently, Aguilera. But just because she's slimmed down doesn't give her license to call anybody fat in a demeaning fashion like that.

And it's not even because I'm worried about Christina Aguilera's feelings. She can cry into her piles of money and call Kelly Osbourne a bitch and whatever else will make her feel better, as long as they don't keep calling each other fat on TV. It's the impressionable girls and women who see this exchange who are really going to suffer from disgusting displays like this. Because, really - if some 8-year-old girl, or 18-year-old girl, or 38-year-old woman, is already feeling a little bad about her weight, and then hears somebody like Kelly Osbourne call somebody conventionally beautiful and "normal sized" like Christina Aguilera "fat," what are they going to think about themselves? What is that going to do to their self-image? Celebrities should think about that before they start shooting their mouths off.

A lot of people, especially women, have problems with self-esteem and self-image that manifest into eating disorders, depression, self-injury, suicide and other problems. People in the media world need to realize this and try to boost self-esteem instead of tearing people down for not having a "perfect" body or face. Snark on the clothes all you want ... but not on peoples' bodies.

So in conclusion: Fuck Kelly Osbourne. She should know better.

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