On Monday’s A&E special, Culture Shock: The Osbournes: The Price of Reality, a look back at how their mega-successful reality show affected the TV landscape gave Jack and Kelly Osbourne the chance to add to their long-running feud with another high-profile reality show family: the Kardashians.
The conversation revolved around how the Osbournes basically created a TV genre, the “reality sitcom,” and Sharon described how things evolved after the success of The Osbournes.
“Nobody knew that it was going to start a whole new way of doing … TV,” Sharon said. “Other celebrities instantly went ‘OK, we’ve got a family, we’ve got a dog, we’ll get the dog to [bleep]. And then we can have a show too.’”
Kelly continued her mother’s thought but was more specific.
“There would be no Kardashians if it wasn’t for what we did,” Kelly said. “I don’t know whether people love or hate us for that.”
The feud dates back decades, to Sharon’s very public dislike for Kris Jenner, and has remained steady, with Sharon and Kim Kardashian exchanging barbs as recently as last fall. And it seems the Osbournes never miss an opportunity to remind the Kardashians who starting it all.
“Even as successful as the Kardashians have been for the last 10 years, they are still held to our standard,” Jack said. “No matter how successful those shows are, we were still the first to do it.”
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