The legendary Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne released a bat-themed Covid-19 shirt and mask on his official store. Theories suggest that the virus that is striking the world in 2020 would have it’s origins in bats. And the merchandising material released for sale connects this fact to when Ozzy Osbourne, back in the 80s bit off the head of a bat during a live show.
The shirt has the singer’s logo with a bat and says: “fuck coronavirus”. It’s accompanied by a non-medical-grade face mask for those who order on his webstore within the first 72 hours. The items won’t be delivered until May and it costs $40,00.
“PREORDER: This item is currently on pre-order and will begin shipping mid May. All other items purchased with this item will be held until that time. The Ozzy Osbourne ‘Bat Coronavirus L/S Tee’ features bat/mask artwork complete with Ozzy Osbourne logo and ‘F*ck Coronavirus’ printed down the sleeve.”
“These masks are not medical grade and are not meant to take the place of the N95 masks. They are not suitable for use in a surgical setting or where there would be significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fluids, use in a clinical setting, or use in the presence of a high-intensity heat source or flammable gas. Please consult your local guidelines for protective face gear. This item is final sale and cannot be returned.”
Since 1982 Ozzy Osbourne has been linked when the subject are bats. He bit the head off one when a fan threw it at him during a concert. The singer thought it was a rubber toy.
“Immediately … something felt wrong. My mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched.”
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