Kelly Osbourne recently fell off the sobriety wagon, as CB covered yesterday. She talked about that in an interview with ExtraTV, and Kelly also not-so-subtly brought up her mom’s firing. She said we should be living in “counsel culture” instead of “cancel culture” and that people must be willing to educate others about racism and how it affects communities of color (eye roll). Here is what she had to say about that.
“I’m excited about what I don’t know. I’m excited about what I do know… the world is scary right now, but… it’s an honor to be a part of the world, when beautiful change is happening.”
She went on, “I didn’t know what was really going on in this country because I just thought that simply being not racist was enough. It’s not, it’s actually not, you have to be actively not racist and educate yourself and learn, and don’t be afraid to make a mistake, everybody’s so afraid of cancel culture I say f–k cancel culture, it’s all about counsel culture… educate people, teach people… a gentle nudge in the right direction is so much better than a public execution.”
I am very happy that Kelly has been trying to get healthy overall. She looks healthy and it seems she wants to be and do better. But that doesn’t take away from her extreme entitled behavior. I am tired of people bitching about cancel culture when it really is accountability culture. I am not going to spend my time “educating” someone who is cussing at me while being unwilling to listen to anything I have to say. I also will not “educate” someone who has all the tools that could ever need to educate themselves. I do not mind pointing people in the right direction but I refuse to constantly retraumatize myself for people who don’t wish to actually learn. People like Kelly and Sharon want BIPOC to do all of the emotional labor while they do absolutely f*ck all and that isn’t cool.
Kelly and Sharon are glossing over the fact that Sharon got effectively canceled for her BEHAVIOR on national TV not her ignorance. All Sharon has proven these last few weeks is that she has an inability to take responsibility for her behavior and doesn’t want to learn and be better. Kelly wants the world to let her mom be racist in peace.