Sharon Osbourne says the cyberbully who attacked Selena Gomez should be “ashamed”.
The Come & Get It hitmaker made headlines after tastefully addressing a commenter who wrote she should “burn in hell with cancer” at the weekend.
And Sharon has commended the 21-year-old star for treating the situation with grace.
“I think she dealt with it in a great adult way and if anything that girl will feel ashamed of herself now. After reading her response, she will feel ashamed,” Sharon told viewers Tuesday on her US chat show The Talk.
The outspoken Osbourne family matriarch has had her share of critics as well. But she believes the internet has become a breeding ground for unstable people seeking attention.
“It’s just a playground for crazy people. The internet. It is. Go mad. Whatever you want to say you can say,” she insisted.
Sharon’s comments came just hours after Selena addressed the remarks made on her Instagram page on July 12.
“The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman,” Selena responded. “I have gone through that battle with fans and family members. You can dislike someone but to wish something that could happen to you or your family is uncalled for sweetheart.
“You won’t be winning ‘anyone’s’ heart that way,” she continued. “Trust me. Educate yourself a tad more. God bless love. Be an amazing woman. You’re beautiful.”
The star took a screenshot of her response and reposted the message. Shortly after, she was flooded with support from fans, many of them who shared their stories of cancer survival.
Selena has spoken out about bullying in the past.
Back in March, the singer told the crowd at the We Day California youth conference to “have each others’ backs”.
“It does more than knock the wind out of you,” she said, according to MTV News.
“It crushes you when people try to tell you you’re not good enough. Please just be kind to each other and love and inspire people… Let’s change the game. The most important thing is that we learn and we continue to learn from each other.”
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