Ozzy Osbourne: ‘I Think Hitler Was Gay’
Musician Ozzy Osbourne attends an VIP Opening Reception For “Dis-Ease” An Evening Of Fine Art With Billy Morrison at Mouche Gallery on September 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California- Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America.
Ozzy Osbourne is convinced Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was gay.The rocker is a World War II expert and his research has led him to believe the infamous Austrian was hiding a sexual secret, which may have turned him mad.
“I was born in ’48,” Ozzy tells RollingStone.com. “As a kid in England, I used to play on bomb sites. The insanity of it all got me interested.
“If Hitler honestly thought he was going to rule the world with people following him, he must have been f**king insane. He tried to invade Russia… that’s, like, four time zones (away). Even with three million men marching, it ain’t gonna last (sic).”
But it’s Hitler’s sex secrets that most intrigue Ozzy: “I always thought he was gay,” he chuckles. “Back then, being gay was a criminal offense. When he would go to (vacation spot) Berchtesgaden, his cleaners would check to see if there were any stains on his blankets. And there never were any.”
The state of Bavaria took possession of the copyright of a 1941 edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”) after World War II, though the copyright expired and the book entered the public domain on January 1, 2016. Germany will continue to heavily restrict publication of the book in Germany though it will have little control over publications abroad. Hitler wrote the book that is both an autobiography and also presents his political vision while he was a prisoner in Germany in the 1920s.
A 1941 edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” (“My Struggle”) stands at the library of the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) on December 15, 2015 in Berlin, Germany – Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe.