Lady Gaga has responded to Sharon Osbourne’s scathing open letter.
The Osbourne family matriarch blasted the singer on Facebook for criticising her daughter.
Sharon branded Gaga a bully and a hypocrite for issuing a plea to Kelly Osbourne to be a more positive role model.
But Gaga, real name Stefanie Germanotta, is standing by her open letter to Kelly.
The singer addressed Sharon’s remarks via Twitter on Sunday.
“The ‘real world’ can be cruel, why not try to change it into a better place? I am an activist. Nobody takes adolescents seriously, I do,” she wrote.
Gaga also defended making the issue public. She said the reality star has made previous statements about cyber-bulling.
“As a youth activist I’m compelled to be involved,” Gaga wrote.
The feud began after Kelly poked fun of Gaga for wearing a burka at London Fashion Week during an appearance on UK television show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.
Gaga’s fans inundated Kelly with cruel taunts and death threats.
Sharon got involved and wrote Gaga’s manager an email asking him to step in.
Gaga responded with her open letter to Kelly, calling for her to be a better role model and blaming her for “breeding negativity” on her US television show Fashion Police.
Sharon’s open letter to Gaga followed.
“By your actions to Kelly right now, you have shown me that you are nothing more than a publicly seeking hypocrite and an attention seeker,” she wrote.
Sharon branded the singer undignified for choosing to go public. She also slammed Gaga's choice to wear fur and meat at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
“A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your 'little monsters.' Let me know if you want to continue this debate," Sharon continued. "I’m an open playing field for you my darling."
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