• Mon, Oct 17 2011

Kelly Osbourne Refuses To Break The Fat-Shaming Cycle

On Friday’s episode of E!’s Fashion Police, Kelly Osbourne decided to trot out the oldest, most boring way to insult a woman there is: calling her fat. Specifically, calling longtime enemy Christina Aguilera fat. This was okay, she explained, because Aguilera had previously called her fat. ”She called me fat for years,” Osbourne said. “I was never that fat.”

It wasn’t the first time Kelly had insulted Aguilera in this way. This past August, she had this to say about her:

Maybe she is just becoming the fat bitch she was born to be. I don’t know. She was a cunt to me. And she bought my house!… She called me fat for so many fucking years, so you know what? Fuck you! You’re fat too.

This is a shame, because Osbourne has also said non-idiotic things like this:

I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict. I will never understand that.

Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. It’s sort of embarrassing that I even have to explain this, but if you want to live in a more body-positive world where “you’re fat” is not the go-to insult for women, you might consider putting two and two together and not perpetuating its usage. Even if someone has called you fat in the past. Two wrongs don’t make a right, girl.

And not that it really matters, but just out of curiosity, I poked around the Internet for evidence of X-tina calling Kelly fat, and all I could find was this video segment from the 2003 MTV VMAs in which X-tina comes out looking like the bigger person (no pun intended):

In the immortal words of Dirrty-era Christina Aguilera: “I don’t know, Kelly.”

(Via Us Weekly)

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  • Erin

    :10 reminded me SO much of the movie “Mean Girls”

    While I do think that it’s much classier to turn the other cheek when it comes to old rivals, I can certainly understand Kelly’s position. If someone constantly called me fat when I was younger, then became fat herself, I’d be feeling pretty smug, too.

    But in any case, the impression I got from that Fashion Police episode wasn’t really “Ha ha, you’re fat!” It was more like… “Ha ha, IRONY!!”