Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have slammed Donald Trump for his unauthorized use of Ozzy's classic song “Crazy Train” in a Twitter video mocking the 2020 Democratic primary candidates.
The video, which Trump posted Thursday morning (June 27th), includes doctored footage of the technical difficulties that marred Wednesday's first Democratic primary combined with the Ozzy song, dry ice effects and Trump ambling onto the debate stage. The doctored footage begins just after moderator Chuck Todd asks a question about the Parkland, Florida, school shooting.
In a statement posted on social media, Sharon Osbourne 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.”
Sharon added, “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 got to know Trump when she worked with him on The Celebrity Apprentice, saying that she thought his White House run was really meant to boost his personal brand. She said, “I never thought for one minute that he would win — never.” Prior to the 2016 presidential election, Sharon called Trump “disgusting” and “completely insane.”