Kelly Osbourne Shared the Type of Body-Shaming Email She Sees 'Daily'

This isn't the first time Osbourne has discussed comments about her weight.

Kelly Osbourne has been in the public eye since she was a teenager and has been unfailingly candid about her mental and physical health, particularly when it comes to her struggles with substance abuse. The reality star has also opened up about what it's like to be on the receiving end of hurtful commentary about her body, weight, and appearance from media outlets. (

In a since-expired post on her Instagram Stories, the 37-year-old shared a screenshot of an alleged email in which someone with the National Enquirer wrote that the tabloid was "preparing to publish a story which reports Kelly Osbourne has put on a tremendous amount of weight after slimming down significantly earlier this year." (Shape has reached out to the National Enquirer for comment and has not received a response by time of publishing.)

"The story quotes sources who said the former Fashion Police star has been dealing with the stress of her relapse by eating and doctors who said the resulting weight gain has left her at high risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus," the email continues, inviting Osbourne to comment for the story.

"This is what I deal with on a daily basis," Osbourne wrote on the photo, urging followers to email the magazine's editor-in-chief, Dan Dolan, and "tell him what you think about them fat shaming me."

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In a subsequent post on her Instagram Stories, Osbourne added that she's receiving these comments amid a tough year. "This past year has been the hardest year of my life," she writes in the post. "I was compliantly and utterly broken." If you missed it, Osbourne revealed in April that she'd "relapsed" after nearly four years of sobriety, and that she was seeking treatment to get "back on track." In July, she opened up further about her relapse on an episode of Red Table Talk, sharing, "I spent the last four years building a life that I destroyed with one drink. I let go of my tools, what I used to stay clean every single day, because it is a battle for me every single day. It's never going to get easy." (

At this point it should go without saying, but commentary on anyone's body is never okay. It's disappointing that media outlets still choose to publish stories about people's weight and/or bodies, particularly while implying that any sort of weight gain is a moral failure when in reality bodies change constantly. Kelly's mom Sharon Osbourne seems to firmly believe it's time to retire that narrative. "You call yourself a reporter, however that is laughable," she wrote in her most recent Twitter post, addressed at "Dan." "Are you not informed about young girls and how body image can impact their mental health?"

Back in 2010, Kelly addressed the toll that constant body-shaming took on her self-esteem. "I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict," she told told Us Weekly at the time. "I will never understand that."

As for this most recent instance, Kelly wrapped up her Instagram posts by sharing that she is "happy" and "healthy and that's all that should matter." Similar comments about people's appearances and perceived level of health have no place in culture anymore — bravo to Kelly for pointing out the harm they can cause.

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