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Kelly Osbourne worried about London friends as riots continue
Kelly Osbourne spent much of Monday (08Aug11)
reaching out to pals in London to ensure they weren't caught up in
the city's riots.
The reality TV star took to Twitter.com to
vent her frustrations about what was happening back home as she sat
in her Los Angeles pad, confessing she couldn't take her eyes off
the ongoing unrest, which began at the weekend (06Aug11).
She posted, "I literally cant (sic) leave my
lap top busy making sure friends are safe and glued to the
She later added, "Spent the last 3 hours
trying to get hold of all my friends in london finally the last one
texted me back & is home safe. i need a nap!"
Kelly Osbourne also sparked controversy when
she suggested the police were not prepared for the riots, which
were organized through social networking sites like
She added, "w/ (with) the greatest of respect
the police are not educated enough 2 deal with this kind of
destruction so why dont they bring in the b**ody army."
Kelly Osbourne's mum Sharon also hit Twitter
to comment on the violence, writing, "World has gone crazy. What is
happening in England. Senseless." And newlywed Lily Allen asked,
"Are we on the brink of civil war or something?"
Meanwhile, hip-hop star M.I.A. was stunned to
learn her cousin's restaurant and jewelry store in Croydon had been
looted during the riots there.
She also took to Twitter to give followers a
running commentary and wrote, "A five year old is walking round
looting my cousin's shop."
The unrest has prompted Britain's Prime
Minister David Cameron to cut short his holiday in Italy and head
home for crisis talks.
The riots were prompted by the death of a
29-year-old father-of-four, who was shot by London police on
Thursday (04Aug11). Reports suggest the ongoing violence is in part
a protest against the British government's welfare cutting