What’s the best way to deal with being bullied for your weight? Turn around and bully someone else for hers, ‘natch!
In the May issue of Glamour, Kelly Osbourne opens up about what it felt like to be bullied for her weight growing up, and how she will always feel fat on the inside because of it. “I grew up on the road with my father…but I came from a very small village, where everyone called me ‘Kelly Smelly with the Big Belly Whose Dad’s on the Telly,’” she says. “I call myself a FFP: former fat person. And when you’re an FFP, you will always see in yourself what people used to bully you for.”
Ridiculousness of that insult aside, I know exactly what Kelly is talking about; like I wrote in my essay on bullying, this kind of stuff can leave you with self-esteem issues years after it’s over. It’s somewhat surprising, then, that she would turn around and call Christina Aguilera fat on television in a very nasty way. But Kelly explains that she was only trying to educate her on how it feels to be the one getting shit on for one’s looks:
She called me fat for years. One night…I said, ‘F–k you. Now you’re fat too.’ I didn’t say I wasn’t fat. I said, ‘Now you know how it feels.’ And I’m sorry, but I stand by that.