This week, The X Factor started here on TV in the UK, and its judges have been doing the publicity rounds. I happened to catch Sharon Osbourne on the radio discussing her daughter Kelly’s fallout with Lady Gaga…
According to Sharon, it all started over a frock! Supposedly Kelly said she wasn’t impressed with Gaga’s dress on her E! TV show, Fashion Police, and then all of Gaga’s little monsters got a bit, well, monster-like by harassing Kelly on social media. Sharon said she had then contacted Gaga’s people and asked them to put a word out to make it stop, but instead it all blew up, with Gaga writing an open letter to Kelly — and then Sharon writing a reply.
It all sounded very dramatic!
This made me think of all the celeb mash-ups that we have heard about over the years and how they have entertained us. Perhaps the celebs wanted to raise some publicity for themselves; maybe they genuinely had a gripe with one another. Maybe (and most likely) it was all a fuss over nothing. The problem with a war on social media is that it’s there in print forever — and some things we say in haste, we rarely mean.
Yes yes, the world would be a better place if there weren’t any celebrity feuds, but wouldn’t it be just a teensy bit dull?
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