Kelly Osbourne Was Attacked for Her Weight
Slimmed-down Kelly said she was attacked more for her weight than for her drug addiction.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Kelly Osbourne has famously battled drug and alcohol addiction, but now she says she suffered more at the hands of others for her weight than her substance abuse.
“I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict,” Kelly told UsWeekly. “I will never understand that.”
At just 25, Kelly has been to rehab three times for her substance abuse. Yet total strangers attacked her appearance again and again.
“Some horrible obnoxious teenager screamed out a car window to me, ‘You’re fat!’” Kelly said. The experience left her reeling. “I went to my parents [Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne] bawling, ‘I would rather be called ugly than be called fat!’”
After years of self-loathing and failed diets, the 5’2” Kelly, finally likes what she sees. She’s lost more than 40 lbs. through diet and exercise, which includes her stint on Dancing With the Stars.
“I’m really proud to look in the mirror and not hate every single thing I see,” Kelly said. “I no longer think, Why don’t I look like this girl or that girl?’”
We applaud you, Kelly! (Us Magazine)