Australian Black Sabbath fan Helen Maidiotis has been attempting to get Ozzy Osbourne knighted since at the very least 2013. Though she received 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 consider it is nonetheless potential.
Final Thursday (Jan. 19), Maidiotis tweeted a picture of a promising letter she acquired from the U.Ok. authorities relating to her quest. Particularly, it got here from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Honours Group, and it reads:
As you’re conscious Mr. Osbourne has been into consideration for an honour for some time. Sadly up to now he has been unsuccessful. As I’m certain you’ll recognize, there’s extraordinarily fierce competitors for the very restricted variety of awards accessible. The truth that Mr. Osbourne shouldn’t be recognised by an honour doesn’t imply that his contribution shouldn’t 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 potential for each candidate, nonetheless priceless their service, to succeed.
Nonetheless, I can affirm his case stays into consideration at the moment. You probably have 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. Nonetheless, as we’ve got beforehand defined, we will sadly give no assure as to the eventual end result or timescale.
You may view her tweet beneath:
Up to now, her Change.org petition has secured almost 35,000 signatures, and she or he posted the next response/rationalization to the web site on Jan. 19: “Final evening I acquired this reply from the cupboard on her behalf and as you possibly can see from the reply, it isn’t precisely what we have been hoping for however it’s nonetheless a optimistic response however. 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 the whole lot we will to maintain spreading the phrase. Contact your radio stations and on-line music web sites and so forth to get articles written in regards to the want for this to occur for Ozzy Osbourne. The extra we push for media publicity the higher our possibilities for fulfillment! So begin right this moment, share the hyperlink to the petition, and phone your native radio stations, on-line leisure web sites, and so forth! Let’s get this achieved for Ozzy as soon as and for all! Thanks in your continued help over the past decade! It is very a lot appreciated.
As for Ozzy, he’s been preserving fairly busy regardless of his recent physical ailment(s). For example, he donated a signed Gibson SG electric guitar to Julien’s Auctions (as a part of their annual MusiCares Charity Reduction Public sale, which can happen on Sunday, Feb. 5 in Beverly Hills, Calif.) He’s additionally been anxiously gearing up for a brand new actuality present – Home to Roost – which can revolve round his and Sharon’s transfer again to England from Los Angeles.
After all, these are only a few 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 to sign her petition ASAP!
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