Sharon Osbourne Shames “Bottom Feeder” Tabloid For “Fat Shaming” Daughter Kelly

Kelly and Sharon Osbourne had heated words for National Enquirer after receiving email saying that the tabloid plans on running a story about Kelly's "weight gain."

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Consider this as Kelly Osbourne going on the record.

On Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Osbournes alum shared a screenshot of what appeared to be an email from National Enquirer that asked for her to comment on an upcoming story, which insensitively claimed that she "has put on a tremendous amount of weight" lately.

The unverified email, which was posted to her Instagram Story, said that the former Fashion Police star "has been dealing with stress of her relapse by eating."

While the message said that Kelly should reply to the outlet and its editor-in-chief, Dan Dolan, if she has a comment about the story, the 37-year-old star decided to respond in her own way.

"This is what I have to deal with on a daily basis," she wrote in the caption of her post. "Feel free to email Dan and tell him what you think about them fat shaming me."

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Kelly added in a separate post on her Instagram Story, "This has been the hardest year of my life. I was compliantly and utterly broken. I am still putting myself back together again. I am happy. I am healthy. That's all that should matter."


Mom Sharon Osbourne spoke out to slam the outlet on Dec. 1, calling the reporter "a bottom feeder with a lack of empathy."

She defended her daughter as well, tweeting, "Kelly has had a particularly bad year. She has taken a step back from the public eye to work on herself. She is doing amazingly well and our family is very proud of her." 

The former The Talk host said, "If you can't give her the dignity of taking a walk with me on a Sunday morning in our neighborhood without humiliating her and belittling her by commenting on the way she looks, all I can say is SHAME ON YOU." 

Sharon also questioned whether the tabloid was aware of how "body image can impact" young girls' mental health.

In April, Kelly shared that she had briefly relapsed after nearly four years of sobriety. The former Project Runway: Junior judge said at the time, "Not proud of it, but I am back on track."

Kelly later revealed that a "nervous breakdown" had contributed to her relapse, explaining to Extra, "I am an addict and had thought that I had enough time under my belt, and I could drink like a normal person. And it turns out, I cannot, and I will never be normal. I don't know why I even tried it."

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She said of her struggles with alcohol, "This is something I am going to battle for the rest of my life. It's never going to be easy. Through being accountable and owning your own journey and sharing what you can go though you can help other people. That's why I came clean, I could have sat here and nobody would know."

Kelly marked the five-month milestone in her new sobriety journey on her 37th birthday this October, writing on her Instagram, "I am filled with so much gratitude it's almost overwhelming!"

The National Enquirer did not immediately respond for comment when contacted by E! News.