Paranoid: Ozzy Osbourne apologizes, claims Sept. 11 quotes were ‘taken out of context’


Following the firestorm in the wake of an interview with Shortlist where he quoted as saying, “I wasn’t scared, I was excited! It was my kind of craziness,” in regards to the 9/11 attacks, Ozzy Osbourne has released a statement saying his quotes were, “taken out of context.”

Interestingly enough, the publication Osbourne took umbrage with wasn’t Shortlist, but UK media outlet The Daily Mail, which reported on the original piece.

“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.”

–Ozzy Osbourne”


The problem is Osbourne’s actual quote, which Vanyaland reproduced in full earlier today, is still pretty fucked up. Perry Mason doesn’t need to be called upon to deduce that fact.