Kelly Osbourne Is Apologizing For Her $250,000 Manicure

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You know… it can be really hard being a celebrity. There’s paparazzo. Bloggers. And $250,000 manicures that you don’t actually have to pay for. Lol. Okay. Celebrity’s a trade-off, and Kelly Osbourne recently got a free manicure of epic proportions, but she still had to pay for it. Fans and Twitter followers were outraged when Kelly tweeted about her Emmy Awards manicure. Click inside to find out what a $250K manicure looks like. Hint: it looks a lot like a $30 manicure, but that’s not the point!


The culprit AKA $250,000 worth of nail polish:

The HuffPost has the story:

When Kelly Osbourne decided to get a $250,000 black diamond manicure for the2012 Emmys, she was probably more nervous about carrying so much cash on her nails than about the reaction she’d receive. But turns out fans weren’t so keen on her extravagant nail varnish — now she’s backtracked and has apologized for the seemingly misguided beauty treatment.

The co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police” announced her pricey beauty treatment before the Emmys on Sunday, posting an Instagram photo with the caption, “About to get a $250k manicure w nail polish made w blk diamonds made by @azature so excited & honored but absolutely shitting myself to have that much money on my nails!”

As it turned out, nails were one of the biggest fashion stories of the evening: E! had a special “Mani Cam” on the red carpet for celebs to show off their nail art and stars like Zooey Deschanel sported some intricate designs on their fingertips.

But no one had nails more impressive — or controversial — as Kelly’s. After several days of backlash, including tweets accusing Osbourne of frivolity and calling her “ridiculous,” she posted a series of tweets on Wednesday evening…

Here’s Kelly‘s Twitter apology:





And then she tweeted a pic of the ‘infamous Black Diamond nails’:

Sooooo, there’s that. Honestly? This is totally rant-worthy news, but it’s Friday and Scandal premiered last night and I am not about to let anyone ruin my high! However, I’d loooove to hear what you guys think about this. Granted, Kelly did not actually shell out the money for this, but there is something seriously well… douchetastic about casually mentioning to the world that you’re totally about to get a $250,000 manicure. Like, I cannot even fathom that number in conjunction with that experience. I just can’t. But apparently, some people can.

Ultimately, I think Kelly should have just gotten the manicure, maybe mentioned the black diamonds, but not the price. I know these celebs gotta tweet about everything, but damn! She coulda left the price tag out of it. That’s just, like, common tact. At least that’s how my momma raised me, lol. But at least she gave an honest apology, and admitted that she felt kind of awesome getting the manicure, but perhaps shouldn’t have said so much.

What do y’all think? Did Kelly owe everyone an apology? Or do people need to chill out? After all, it’s only a $250,000 manicure… ;)

UPDATE: I just read that Beyoncé and Rihanna have NOT gotten the manicure (thank you, PITNBR Diana), but have rocked the Azature jewels. So, they’re rich too. Just not using their fingernail polish to remind us of that, lol.

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  1. splacer

    What happens to the diamonds when she takes the nailpolish off?

    • splacer, really good question! I don’t even want to think about how that works. Or the fact that all those diamonds might eventually end up on one of those little nail polish remover cotton balls, lol.

  2. Diana

    Shannon, the article just says Beyonce and Rihanna have worn his jewelry, not this particular nail polish. :)

  3. I have a feeling that those same people attacking her on Twitter would jump at the chance to get the manicure..Yes, it’s frivolous and disgusting that something so small can cost so much, but it wouldn’t have been created if there wasn’t a stupidly rich audience for it..I agree about Kelly being lame to announce the cost, but what do you expect from a poser like her?

    • kendra, I think you’re right about some of the followers. A lot of us cringe at the amount of money celebs spend on stuff, but it doesn’t mean we wouldn’t do the same, with their income, lol.

      However, today I vow that no matter how filthy rich I get in life… I will never ever ever get the Black Diamond manicure. Not even for free. Ever!

    • Oh, the nouveau riche! *disdainful sniff*

  4. Lol, Kelly Osbourne was at the Emmy’s?

  5. Nathan

    Kelly has nothing to apologize for. Even if she did choose to spend $250,000 on a manicure, which she didn’t, she’s entitled to that. Sure, that sort of money could go to better causes, but the bottom line is that she didn’t pay for it, just as celebrities don’t pay for the millions of dollars (literally) they wear around their neck, or on their fingers, or on their ears – what’s the difference?!

    Waste is waste.

    I don’t agree with extravagant spending. Not the need for $25 million home for the $1 million cars or any of that other stuff. But people can spend their money however they choose to spend it.

    • I agree that they can spend it as they wish, but, as with anything, if they’re going to broadcast, they should expect to hear about it.

    • Nathan, it’s funny. I usually take this attitude with celeb spending. As I said, I’m sure my spending habits would change drastically, were my income to do the same. But I think it’s the public declaration of it all. You could argue that wearing any kind of jewelry or buying any fancy car is a public declaration of income and status, but Twitter is a little bit different because the reach is so far.

      But you make a great point too; ‘waste is waste’ and it’s all kind of insane and kind of out of our control!

  6. It is a silly luxury, but I do NOT understand people getting angry about this. Maybe you would never chose to spend your money like that, but it isn’t like it is hurting anyone. It is just like jewelry. I wouldn’t spend hundreds of thousands on rocks, but some people do, and that is their choice. If people want to be all outraged about income inequality, do something REAL about it instead of just complaining on the internet. That’s just weak, IMO.

  7. Rachel

    My opinion is that po’ people (myself included) will get offended at most eggregious shows of wealth, however we also watch shows like “Cribs” and (THROW-BACK) “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous.” I also think we follow them on Twitter to get a piece of their indulgent-ass lifestyle. This is in the spirit of what others said, but really I think HATERS GON’ HATE and she’s awesome for not releasing a trite, insincere apology.

  8. meme

    yuck. can’t stand kelly. so obnoxious. such a poser wannabe. don’t get me started on that hideous hair.

  9. Sandy!

    I’m not mad, I’m just shocked, I guess.
    One could buy a HOUSE with $250,000 and someone could spend that amount on some nails? For real? I would be scared that someone would try to jack my nails lol

  10. i think a $250k manicure seems to be a bit excessive, especially given the current state of the economy and people struggling to put food on the tables. did she need to apologize? not really. though i do agree it was in bad taste to tweet the price tag (even if she didn’t have to pay for it). this kind of reminds me of when clint eastwood’s daughter set a $100k+ hermes bag on fire for the hell of it. yea – they’re all rich, but it just seems like such a waste.

  11. The frivolity of it is what is so stupid. People are starving and homeless and this type of in-your-face idiocy comes off as uncaring and unresponsible. I am not blaming Kelly because she didn’t pay for it and I am sure the tweets were meant as some sort of product placement/endorsement deal. Not sure who their audience is. Perhaps they target same people who eat the half a million dollar burger, that has gold in it, just so they can see their poop sparkle before they flush.

  12. Ben@pr

    It’s not what you say but how you say it. If you sound pretentious, elitist, frivolous and arrogant face the consequences.

  13. Joanne

    What I think is funny about the whole thing is that her nails look terrible in that picture – who cares if you have diamonds on your fingernails if they look ugly?

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