Australian Black Sabbath fan Helen Maidiotis has been making an attempt to get Ozzy Osbourne knighted since not less than 2013. Though she bought further help in 2014 – in addition to tried once more in 2019 – it’s but to occur. Fortunately, although, she has a brand new cause to imagine it is nonetheless doable.
Final Thursday (Jan. 19), Maidiotis tweeted a picture of a promising letter she obtained from the U.Ok. authorities concerning her quest. Particularly, it got here from the Division for Digital, Tradition, Media and Sport Honours Workforce, and it reads:
As you might be conscious Mr. Osbourne has been into consideration for an honour for some time. Sadly thus far he has been unsuccessful. As I’m certain you’ll recognize, there may be extraordinarily fierce competitors for the very restricted variety of awards accessible. The truth that Mr. Osbourne will not be recognised by an honour doesn’t imply that his contribution will not be appreciated. With some 1,000 awards accessible in every spherical, and maybe six or seven instances that variety of nominations, sadly it isn’t doable for each candidate, nonetheless precious their service, to succeed.
Nevertheless, I can verify his case stays into consideration right now. When you’ve got any further supporting info you want to share with us, you’d be most welcome to take action. We will then guarantee his case continues to obtain full and cautious consideration. Nevertheless, as we’ve got beforehand defined, we will sadly give no assure as to the eventual consequence or timescale.
You may view her tweet beneath:
To this point, her Change.org petition has secured almost 35,000 signatures, and he or she posted the next response/clarification to the web site on Jan. 19: “Final night time I obtained this reply from the cupboard on her behalf and as you may see from the reply, it isn’t precisely what we have been hoping for however it’s nonetheless a constructive response nonetheless. It means we nonetheless have an opportunity as ‘he’s nonetheless into consideration.'”
What we have to do now’s to maintain pushing the signatures and doing all the pieces we will to maintain spreading the phrase. Contact your radio stations and on-line music web sites and many others to get articles written concerning the want for this to occur for Ozzy Osbourne. The extra we push for media publicity the higher our possibilities for achievement! So begin in the present day, share the hyperlink to the petition, and get in touch with your native radio stations, on-line leisure web sites, and many others! Let’s get this executed for Ozzy as soon as and for all! Thanks on your continued help over the past decade! It’s totally a lot appreciated.
As for Ozzy, he’s been maintaining fairly busy regardless of his latest bodily ailment(s). As an illustration, he donated a signed Gibson SG electrical guitar to Julien’s Auctions (as a part of their annual MusiCares Charity Reduction Public sale, which is able to happen on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif.) He’s additionally been anxiously gearing up for a brand new actuality present – Residence to Roost – which is able to revolve round his and Sharon’s transfer again to England from Los Angeles.
After all, these are just some of the numerous the explanation why he deserves to change into Sir Ozzy Osbourne, proper? So, should you’d like to hitch Maidiotis’ trigger, be sure you signal her petition ASAP!
Pictures: Ozzy Osbourne Via the Years
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