As we reported last week, Lady Gaga wrote a rather long and public open letter to Kelly Osbourne in response to an interview where the Fashion Police host called Gaga’s fans, “the worst.”
Sharon Osbourne, ever so protective of her kin, responded to Gaga in her very own open letter on Facebook stating, “Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public? A word from you would stop all the hideous, negative and vile threats from your ‘little monsters.’” The pop star then took to her Facebook to diffuse the claims, followed up by a concert on Friday, where she appeared on stage in Vancouver, Canada wearing a bra comprised of two plastic guns - notably also the artist's first time wearing the questionable article of clothing since the Sandy Hook massacre. She's previously worn rifled articles of clothing, including her 2010 music video, Alejandro, and on the cover of Rolling Stone.
Gaga's controversial choice of apparel lead Osbourne to state on The Talk on Monday, "Don’t wear guns, don’t allow your fans to use the word 'guns' on your website, on your Twitter." Anti-gun activists are equally outraged over Gaga's gun bra, although the star has made it clear that she is morally opposed to gun violence, joining the likes of Martha Stewart in support of the Demand A Plan, which calls for Congress to devise a plan that will reduce gun violence.
So what are your thoughts? Should a public figure like Lady Gaga, who has a tremendous amount of influence on her "little monsters," carefully consider what she wears on stage, especially in the wake of a tragedy like Sandy Hook? Or has our society become too sensitive to celebrities and what they wear?
Esther Lee is the style editor of Philly.com. Qualms, quips, questions? Email her, here.