Ozzy Osbourne Is the Latest Musician Who Doesn’t Want Donald Trump Using His Music
As you’re likely aware if you’re not Head from Korn, the Democratic primary debates took place this week, and, uh, they didn’t go that well. In addition to having all the issues you’d think two debates with ten candidates apiece would have — like being unable to have an actual meaningful debate because there’s too many goddamn people on stage — the event suffered some technical difficulties. Needless say, those technical difficulties quickly led to the creation of some memes and viral videos, like this one, which uses Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.” Trump himself shared it on Twitter, thus demonstrating for the billionth time this week that he’s a total moron… ’cause the video is not flattering to him.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2019
Overlooking the fact that Trump has about as much business judging someone else’s professionalism as he does trying to fly by flapping his arms, this video (inadvertently, I assume) also makes him look like a schmuck: “Crazy Train” begins as Trump appears, doing his favorite absolute favorite activity in the world — applauding himself. The video isn’t saying “Gee, it’s crazy that the debate had this technical problem.” It’s humorously implying that Trump caused the technical problem so he could further celebrate himself. In other words: Trump, and not the Democrats, represents the “crazy train.” In other other words: the video is saying Trump is nuts.
Still, Ozzy was apparently none too happy to Trump’s unauthorized use of his biggest hit, with his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, releasing the following statement on his behalf:
“Based on this morning’s unauthorized use of Ozzy Osbourne’s ‘Crazy Train,’ we are sending notice to the Trump campaign (or any other campaigns) that they are forbidden from using any of Ozzy Osbourne’s music in political ads or in any political campaigns. Ozzy’s music cannot be used for any means without approvals. In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump–perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe Kanye West (‘Gold Digger’), Kid Rock (‘I Am the Bullgod’) or Ted Nugent (‘Stranglehold’will allow use of their music.”
Siqq burn, Sharon!
Ozzy joins a litany of notable artists — including Guns N’ Roses, Queen, Twisted Sister, Aerosmith, Prince, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Adele, and Rihanna — that have objected to Trump’s use of their work.
I pray to whatever higher power there may be in the universe that Trump responds to Ozzy and Sharon, because I am 99.9999% sure he will try to make some wisecrack about them being British, despite the fact that Sharon, at least, holds dual citizenship. Because. Y’know. Donald Trump isn’t smart. Get it?