Campaign to Get Ozzy Osbourne Knighted Garners 21,000 Signatures
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.01.2014
From Prince of Darkness to Knight of the Realm?
It probably won't happen, but there is demand to see Ozzy Osbourne be knighted. An online campaign to get the Black Sabbath frontman knighted has managed to get together over 21,000 signatures. The campaign was started on Causes.com by sixty-five year-old Helen Maidiotis and ended yesterday with 21,071 signees.
The campaign explanation reads, "I am campaigning for Ozzy Osbourne to receive a Knighthood, as he thoroughly deserves this honour not only for all his charity work but for all his years entertaining us and helping make a difference to peoples' lives who have looked up to him for his strong will and determination to get through the many obstacles that he has come across and for that we thank you Ozzy! Helping to get him Knighted would be our gift to him."
When asked about the campaign recently, Ozzy said, "I've heard about that. Getting knighted? I can't imagine anything better…And my wife [Sharon] would become a Lady, which would be pretty cool. But I'm not gonna get upset if it doesn't happen. I never thought I'd get further than Aston [in Birmingham, England, where he was born]."