Stepping out from under the long shadow cast by her infamous parents celebrity status hasn’t been easy for Kelly Osbourne, and to a certain degree it’s probably benefited her. Graduating from the MTV reality show The Osbournes into random music and acting gigs, she moved on to earn third place in the ninth season of Dancing With The Stars and today dispenses lifestyle advice and showbiz gossip every week for the British magazine Closer. The dark side of her inherited celebrity has been the public scrutiny of her ongoing battle with weight as well as her addiction to painkillers, but it appears that for the time being, she’s got both in check.
Despite the general consensus that Osbourne is merely just the fortunate daughter of very wealthy parents who flits about through life with no real direction, the soul of a greenie seems to lurk beneath. Besides participating in a PETA “Save the Seals” campaign last year, she also declared on Twitter this past January that she is committing to composting kitchen scraps as well as banishing all bottled water from her daily ritual.
Now, Ozzy and Sharon’s newly svelte daughter has a thing or two to say about the state of the American factory farming industry, which has rendered her disgusted enough to make more educated purchasing decisions. Expressing her aversion to the highly inhumane conditions that livestock are typically raised in, she took to her weekly column to share the following thoughts: “I’ve become increasingly aware of how disgusting the American meat industry can be – and it’s seriously put me off eating meat” adding that she’s very “careful to only buy organic now.” Everyone has to start somewhere on their journey to a more eco-friendly lifestyle…this certainly seems like another baby step in the right direction.