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If you mess with the cub, you mess with the mama bear. Especially if the mama bear is Sharon Osbourne.

After Lady Gaga accused Kelly Osbourne of being a bully in an open letter published on her website Thursday, Sharon posted a blistering response on her own Facebook page.

“I am responding to your open letter to my daughter Kelly, and I am perplexed as to why you would go public with an open letter,” begins Sharon’s response to Gaga, who penned the missive after Kelly commented on the “Born This Way” singer’s weight gain during a recent episode of E’s Fashion Police.

In her post, Sharon includes an email she sent to Gaga’s manager after Kelly began receiving threats from Gaga’s loyal followers. “I reached out to him as Kelly’s manager and mother to ask him if you could address your “little monster” fans and stop them from writing libelous, slanderous and vile comments about my family, including death threats to Kelly,” she writes, going on to say that Gaga’s letter “is hypocritical and full of contradictions.”

In her note, Gaga addressed Kelly’s struggles with weight and body image, taking her to task for criticizing those dealing with similar issues.

“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,” Gaga wrote. “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’s response? “You say her work on E! with the Fashion Police is ‘rooted in criticism, judgment, and rating people’s beauty against one another.’ Welcome to the real world.”

And speaking of animals, Sharon took the opportunity to question what she considers Gaga’s own lack of compassion. “When I see you wearing fur, and using it as a fashion statement, the fact that defenseless animals have been killed so you can get your picture in the press is abhorrent to me,” she writes. “Shouldn’t you be teaching your “little monster” fans to respect animals and life?”

Osbourne concludes with some strong advice and an invitation of sorts.

“In closing, stop wearing fur, stop looking for publicity, and stop using your fans to belittle not just Kelly but an endless stream of celebrities,” mother Osbourne declares. “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. I’m an open playing field for you my darling.”

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