Kelly Osbourne covers the new issue of Cosmopolitan… for some reason. The photoshoot is decent for her – she looks happy, and she got her boyfriend Matthew Mosshart to pose with her for a cute photo. The Cosmo interview, however, is kind of rough. I’ll admit that I kind of half-heartedly defend Kelly most of the time. I don’t think she’s the best, but she’s not the worst by a long-shot. She’s not as inspirational as she thinks she is, and at times she can seem like a Mean Girl, always looking to start some C-list fight. I can’t really defend her in this interview – she says she wants to win a Golden Globe (for what, I have no idea), she praises Matthew for not dating her for the fame (??) and her quip about having kids will probably upset people.
Her goals going forward: “Happiness and a Golden Globe. What? I’m fabulous. I need a Golden Globe. What is life if you’re not going to live it to the fullest? People think this is my 15 minutes. F–k you. I’ve got an hour.”
Your dad recently spoke about falling off the wagon. How do you feel about that?
“I love and respect that he’s honest enough to say, ‘Yes, I did this. It was my fault.’ He’s a real man. Most people would hide, and he doesn’t. It doesn’t make me love him any less. It took a long time to get to that place, but I understand it now. And my mother does too. We had a TV show about this. Now people are trying to act like it’s a new story. It made me break down and cry when my parents rather than the Boston Marathon were on the cover of the British newspapers. People lost their children from a terrorist attack, and that’s superseded by this bullshit story that is not even real.”
Do you want kids?
“I do want babies, but I don’t want a great big vagina.”
You’ve dated models, musicians. How is Matthew different from those other guys?
“He just wants to love me, and I just wanted to be loved by him. Every single other guy I’ve dated has wanted something from me. They’d call people I know and ask for favors. I’d have to say, ‘Trust me. Telling someone you are my boyfriend isn’t going to get you very far.”
You called out Lady Gaga on Fashion Police, and she got angry. Did that exchange upset you?
“I loved Lady Gaga. I totally believed in everything she stood for, until I realized she’s a great big hypocrite. Don’t say, ‘When you see bullying, intervene,’ while letting your fans send me death threats. If my fans did that, I would not stand for it. You can say whatever you want with your millions of monsters. I know the truth. You bells and whistles mean nothing to me. You’re feeding on the freaks and geeks to further your career? Do you really care about the gay community? Because if you did, you’d stand up for it more than you do.”
Do you still struggle with addiction issues?
“He’s an addict; I’m an addict. It’s going to be one of those things we battle for the rest of our lives. I take the necessary precautions. If you’re not happy and healthy, it’s not worth any of it. Everyone says sex, drugs, and rock and roll are fun. It ain’t fun. It is not something to glorify.”
I actually co-sign what Kelly says about Lady Gaga, although I think it’s interesting that Kelly only turned on Gaga when it affected Kelly. Gaga’s Monsters were really nasty to Adele too, and Gaga barely lifted a finger. And Gaga’s messaging about body image and self-love is all tangled and all over the place too. As for Kelly not wanting a “great big vagina”… er, discuss.
Photos courtesy of Cosmopolitan.