Apparently, these celebrity spats are serious business. Just ask Kelly Osbourne, who, after appearing in the July edition of Cosmopolitan, decided to reignite a “feud” that had already fizzled out; considering it started early last year (2012). Osbourne, when asked about it, instead of brushing the subject aside, seemed eager to discuss it in the article accompanying her latest pictorial.
During the discussion, the person who was made famous because of her father’s historic antics pulled no punches while talking about the ring leader of the Little Monsters. “I loved Lady Gaga. I totally believed in everything she stood for, until I realized she’s a great big hypocrite. Don’t say, ‘When you see bullying, intervene,’ while letting your fans send me death threats. If my fans did that, I would not stand for it. You can say whatever you want with your millions of monsters. I know the truth. You bells and whistles mean nothing to me. You’re feeding on the freaks and geeks to further your career? Do you really care about the gay community? Because if you did, you’d stand up for it more than you do.”
While this particular spat will go the way of many celebrity stories–that is, soon to be forgotten–is it noteworthy that Osbourne’s invocation of Lady Gaga brought the eccentric artist back into the limelight? A quick look at the Google Trends results for “Lady Gaga” clearly reveals the amount of conversation surrounding her has decreased. Granted it has been almost two years since her last studio effort, which would help explain the reduction in conversation. However, if you follow the “any publicity is good publicity” strategy–considering Gaga’s outrageous fashion sense, she’s already well aware of this approach–Osbourne actually did Gaga a favor, as the singer prepares to release her latest creation, Artpop.
One last thing, considering Osbourne was ripped by Gaga fans when she last went toe-to-toe with her, how bad do you think the reaction will be this time? Undoubtedly, Osbourne’s Twitter will tell the upcoming tale.