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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne lambast President Trump over use of 'Crazy Train'

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Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have condemned President Trump for his “unauthorised” use of ‘Crazy Train’ in a spoof video poking fun at the 2020 Democratic primary candidates.

Viewed more than 3.5million of times on Twitter (at the time of writing), the spoof video sees a power cut happen during Wednesday’s Democratic TV debate.

As Ozzy Osbourne’s 1980 solo anthem ‘Crazy Train’ kicks in, President Trump emerges from the shadows as dry ice fills the stage. It closes with the words "Trump Pence Make America Great Again! 2020" on the screen.

Somewhat controversially, the doctored footage begins just as host Chuck Todd asks the Democrats a question about the Parkland, Florida, school shootings in February 2018.  

Watch the video here: 

Clearly not amused, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have issued a joint statement slamming Trump for the “unauthorised” usage.

They wrote: “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.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sharon Osbourne statement, on behalf of @OzzyOsbourne, about @realDonaldTrump’s unauthorized use of Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” in what amounts to a Trump/Pence political ad. “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 #KayneWest (“Gold Digger”), @KidRock (“I Am the Bullgod”) or @TedNugentofficial (“Stranglehold”) will allow use of their music.

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In an overt dig at Trump, Ozzy later shared a link to a 2016 Make America Metal Again t-shirt and vowed to pledge 10% of proceeds to SoCal Bulldog Rescue: 

The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Queen and Aerosmith are amongst the artists who have previously criticised Trump for playing their songs at campaign rallies.

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