Hours after President Trump retweeted a spoof of the first Democratic candidates' debate that used Ozzy's "Crazy Train," Sharon Osbourne is crying foul.
Created by Twitter user Carpe Donktum, who specializes in using digital effects to create Pro-Trump memes, the video mocked NBC's technical difficulties during Wednesday night's first round of debates featuring Democratic presidential hopefuls.
In reality, debate moderators Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow complained as the audio from their control room spilled onto the debate floor. In the video, however, their confusion leads to the stage lights cutting out and "Crazy Train" grinding to a start, before the silhouette of President Trump appears behind the debaters. The video ends with a "Trump/Pence 2020" graphic, as the song fades.
As he has in the past, the president retweeted Donktum's video, which has been seen more than 3.3 million times as of Friday morning. "Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals!" Trump added.
Likely thinking it was an official video from the Trump/Pence camp, Ozzy's better half released a statement decrying, "Donald Trump's unauthorized use of Osbourne's 'Crazy Train' in what amounts to a Trump/Pence political ad."
The statement continued: "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...In the meantime, I have a suggestion for Mr. Trump -- perhaps he should reach out to some of his musician friends. Maybe Kayne West ("Gold Digger"), Kid Rock ("I Am the Bullgod") or Ted Nugent ("Stranglehold") will allow use of their music."
In response, Donktum noted sarcastically of the so-called Prince of Darkness, "Imagine a world where Ozzy Osbourne is triggered."
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