Kelly Osbourne Defends Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, Slams Tabloid Rumors
Kelly Osbourne defended Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday. Asked about Cyrus’ “bad rap” and negative comparisons to Bieber, the TV personality replied, “Even [with] Justin Bieber, it’s not fair.” “Because if you remember, when I was 16, all of a sudden I was one of the most famous 16-year-olds in the entire world. And it happened overnight, and there wasn’t Twitter then,” says Osbourne, pointing out, “Every teenager deserves to make a mistake and act out and learn from them.”
She goes on, “And how can they learn from their mistakes if there’s always somebody there trying to fix it for them and no one actually trying to help them? So in that situation, when it comes to Justin Bieber, I find it really unfair, and I think people need to give the kid a break.”
“As for Miley, you can’t paint them with the same brush,” says the “Fashion Police” co-host. “They are two completely different people.” “And I’m proud of her because whether you agree with what she does or not, she stands by her guns and she’s not fake,” adds the star.
Osbourne knows all too well how the rumor mill can get out of hand, and she’s experienced some nasty gossip herself recently.”When anyone goes through a big change in their life, the media looks for something to be wrong,” says the former reality star, referring to her called-off engagement, “but they’re looking for me to like self-destruct now in some way.” “So this year, I’ve apparently had a cocaine addiction, and been to fat rehab and eat my feelings, and all of this stuff. And I sit there and I’m like, ‘you can’t even print this because none of its true,'” says Osbourne.