November 16, 2005

Sky.com is reporting that Ozzy Osbourne has taken a sideswipe at his wife Sharon's U.K. TV talent show "X Factor" saying it's "killing music" and it traumatizes its contestants.

The shaggy-haired former hellraiser was making an appearance on radio station Planet Rock when he decided to speak his mind.

"They never go anywhere," Ozzy said of the show's winners. "Look at that Steve from last year. I think he's back doing the pub circuit."

But after that put-down for 2004 champ Steve Brookstein, Ozzy was back with more ranting.

"'X Factor' is one big theatre, it's turning music into WWF," he went on.

"It's about killing music to make light entertainment. It should be about music and talent but it's not."

However, he does have some sympathy for the wannabes.

"It's all fine and dandy, I'm all for it if they enjoy it. But it's got to have some effect on them if they end up not pursuing a musical career and going back to the same milkman job or window cleaning job."

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