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Ozzy Osbourne on the 911 Attacks: This is My Kind of Crazyness!

Ozzy Put His Foot in His Mouth Yet Again

ozzy-911 Ozzy Osbourne, during an interview conducted recently, had some puzzling words about the event of 911 that were received as a “shock”  by many Americans. The 65 years old  British rock n’ roller recently stated that the 9/11 attacks were “his kind of crazy”. [1] Well, what can we expect from a man who used to eat live bats and laugh about it?  Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has courted controversy after revealing that the Twin Tower attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people, made him feel “excited”. [2]   In perhaps the most misguided statement regarding 9/11 since Blue’s Lee Ryan declared “this New York thing is being blown out of proportion,” [3]  Osbourne has explained how he was in New York to meet George W Bush the day the World Trade Centre’s twin towers were attacked: “I wasn’t scared, I was excited!” he told Shortlist. “It was my kind of craziness, y’know.” [4]  He added:

“I remember standing on the steps of the hotel, and – you know when you see an old cowboy film and that tumbleweed rolls past on the ground? There was newspapers just floating around on the streets. It was so fucking weird. Everybody just backed off Manhattan because they didn’t know if it was an all-out thing or what.” [5]

On subject of his meeting with Bush, Osbourne said he drank three bottles of wine before meeting the president, but “never quite got” the former US leader. He said: “I was fucking faced at that dinner. I’d had three bottles of wine before I went in there. Sharon was going fucking nuts at me.”  [6] 3 bottles of wine is more than enough to make anyone have a lapse in judgment. Ozzy is not known for his great decision making skills, anyways. When asked if he had the chance to have a talk with the President, he replied:

No. I mean, no one would come near me because I was off me f*cking nuts. I’ve met him, I’ve met Bill Clinton, I’ve met loads of them.  But they’re very strange people.[7]

And to confirm his statement about being “shithammered” that night, and we can take his word for it, he’s on record saying to ShortList‘s reporter  that he found that “Hillary Clinton was wonderful, a very nice lady.” [8]  We can guess that this strange  statement he made about the Wicked Witch of the West means a lot, especially coming directly from “the prince of darkness” himself.  As for the current rise of extreme Islam and groups like the Islamic State, Ozzy’s perspective is pretty grim:

But I hope this Isis lot don’t get going. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s in mankind to try to kill each other for one thing or another. And I think sooner or later one of these crazy f*ckers is going to get a nuclear weapon or some f*cking thing, and f*ck a lot of people up. That’s in our nature. I hope it won’t happen, but it looks like it could happen if they get it. [9]

Ozzy Apologizes for the 911 Comment

Ozzy Osbourne has found himself embroiled in controversy after commenting that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were “my kind of craziness.” The statement, which originally appeared in an interview with ShortList magazine, was reprinted by the UK’s Mail Online. According to Osbourne, however, the Mail Online put a “sensational slant” on his statements, twisting them into another story. In an official statement released on Wednesday (October 8th 2014) Ozzy had the following to say:

“Firstly, I never spoke to the Mail Online. Several quotes were pulled from another interview I did for the ShortList that was posted earlier in the day and were taken out of context to create the Mail Online story [about 9-11].  I apologize to anyone who may see these quotes and believe this is actually how I feel.  Please know that I would never want to offend or hurt anyone – that was never or would ever be my intention.  You would think that at my age I would finally realize that any conversation with a journalist can be twisted, reprinted and made into another story. It’s another life lesson learned. My representatives have asked the Mail Online to pull the piece, but of course, they’ve refused and now it has been subsequently picked up worldwide because of the sensational slant the Mail Online put on the story. Love and peace to everyone. May your God go with you.” [10]

[1]  Guardian Music, Ozzy Osbourne says New York around 9/11 was ‘my kind of craziness’, The Guardian, Thursday 9 October 2014 13.24 BST
[2] Guardian Music, Ozzy Osbourne says New York around 9/11 was ‘my kind of craziness’, The Guardian, Thursday 9 October 2014 13.24 BST

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