Sharon Osbourne brands Lady Gaga a bully for war of words with daughter Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne co-hosts Fashion Police on E!
Kelly Osbourne has received aggressive comments from Lady Gaga fans
Lady Gaga wrote an open letter to Kelly Osbourne
Sharon Osbourne has fought publicly with celebrities before, including Dannii Minogue
Sharon Osbourne is not someone we'd want to get on the wrong side of.
No sooner had daughter Kelly Osbourne, 27, fallen out with Lady Gaga than her 60-year-old mother Sharon took to Facebook to vent her spleen.
It all started when Kelly said last October that 'Lady Gaga's fans are the worst' after receiving a barage of negative comments from them.
This prompted Gaga to write an open letter on her fan-based social networking site, LittleMonsters.com, addressed to the Fashion Police star, saying that she feels the E! show - which also features Joan Rivers - promotes bullying.
'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, judgement 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 felt moved to hit back at the criticism of her daughter.
'I don't feel I have to justify Kelly's choices in life to you,' she writes on her Facebook page.
'By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly (sic) 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 criticising Kelly in your open letter. Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?The ball's in your court, Gaga!