Kelly Osbourne admitted in 2010 Us weekly“I took more hell to be fat than because I was an absolutely crazy drug addict. I will never understand. “She said she was walking down the street one day when” a terribly disgusting teen yelled at me from a car window, ‘You’re fat!’ ”. In response, she called out to parents Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and said, “I’d rather be called ugly than fat! She confessed that she ‘hated’ herself for her weight.
In 2011 she told Form“I’ve been labeled fat and ugly in the press for most of my life.” I understand that territory comes with being judged by others, but it broke my heart and ruined my self-esteem. You hate that I was so angry with the things people said about me. I truly believe this is the main reason I contacted Vicodin and ended up in drug addiction treatment three times. I just hated myself. She also explained how her addiction and nutritional problems were intertwined and told the magazine, “I’ve replaced drugs with food and I’ve put on weight.”
The Dance with the stars Alaun admitted, ‘I am an emotional eater. When I get upset, my diet goes out the window. Osbourne isn’t alone in struggling with weight or even replacing one addiction with another, but she’s been through all of these changes in the spotlight. Fortunately, that criticism has turned into support.
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