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We'd almost forgotten about Kelly Osbourne and Christina Aguilera's longtime feud -- until Kelly started hurling insults at Christina on a recent episode of E!'s Fashion Police. Osbourne, who cohosts the snarky fashion critique show, insulted one of Aguilera's outfits by calling her a "fat bitch" -- among other colorful names.
Osbourne, 26, has long been at odds with Aguilera, 30. So when it came time for the Fashion Police to review one of Aguilera's outfits -- a snug black Givenchy dress that she wore last month -- Kelly took aim and fired.
"Maybe she is just becoming the fat bitch she was born to be," Osbourne remarked.
Though the other hosts also criticized Aguilera's outfit (Joan Rivers said she looked like "Snooki's Scandinavian cousin"), Osbourne 's comment was particularly vicious. But she went on to explain herself... sort of.
"She was a c**t to me," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant continued. "She called me fat for so many f***ing years, so you know what? F**k you, you're fat too."
The negativity between Osbourne and Aguilera first emerged in 2002, when Kelly made fun of her Christmas CD on an episode of The Osbournes. The comment could have been taken in jest, but Osbourne continued to trash the singer in interviews, calling her "one of the most disgusting human beings in the entire world" and comparing her appearance to a drag queen. Aguilera responded with an insult that sounds like something straight from the movie Mean Girls: "I think she has a crush on me because she seems so obsessed with talking about me!"
Things came to a head at the 2003 MTV Europe Awards, when Aguilera refused to walk the red carpet if guest VJ Osbourne was present. Osbourne retaliated by calling Christina a "cow" whose music was "crap." Later, a skit was aired showing Aguilera throwing darts at a picture of Kelly. For that, Osbourne got on stage and called her "a really sad, sorry person"; when it was Aguilera's turn to take the stage, she replied, "Honey, if you can dish it out, you've got to learn how to take it back." Burn!
Of course, that was eight years ago; you'd think the two ladies would have matured a bit since then. But Osbourne's unprovoked insult shows that she's clearly not over whatever happened between them. It's especially sad to see her attack Aguilera's weight fluctuations, when Osbourne has struggled so much with her own. The now-skinny star has complained often of the media's obsession with thinness, saying that she "took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict." So why turn that double-standard onto another young woman? Kelly Osbourne, of all people, should know better. It's one thing to criticize someone's outfit; it's another to hit below the belt.