Sharon Osbourne says her brother “fat-shamed” her when she was younger, adding: “It sticks with you.”
The TV star opened up on US show The Talk, saying her brother David’s friends also used to tease her about her weight.
“I used to get fat-shamed by my brother,” said the star, who lost around 100 pounds after having gastric band surgery in 1999.
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“My brother used to get his friends to join in.
“It sticks with you.”
“I used to get fat shamed by my brother and then you know my brother used to get his friends to join in and it sticks with you.” - @MrsSOsbourne
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— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) May 18, 2020
“At times I was bigger than others,” added Osbourne, 67.
“My weight has always done this, and that’s it.
“It’s been going on for hundreds of years, people going on about people’s weight. And it never will end.”
Osbourne has been outspoken about weight issues in the past and recently said on The Talk that she doesn't believe large women when they say they are happy in their bodies.
"When really big women say they're really happy in their body, I don't believe them," she said.
"Because I was really, really big and I wasn't happy.
“Sure, on the surface, ha, ha, but at night, in bed, alone, I was very unhappy."
Osbourne, who was discussing singer Adele’s dramatic weight loss with her co-stars on the show, also told how she had felt an "underlying connection" with "bigger women" when she was heavier.
"When I was 100 pounds overweight, I used to feel comfortable when I was with bigger women," she said.
"I must say that I felt like we had something in common.
“We never spoke about it, but there was this underlying connection that we had. I always felt that."