"Jesus Is A Cunt" Cradle Of Filth Shirts Reportedly Seized From Invercargill Store
Band Photo: Cradle Of Filth (?)
Stuff.co.nz is reporting that Cradle of Filth's infamous "Jesus is a Cunt" shirts (image available after the jump) were seized from a store in Invercargill, New Zealand on June 5th. The story reads as follows:
Clothing that describes Jesus Christ as a profanity was seized from a south Invercargill store by police yesterday. Police took away the offending apparel after being asked to do so by Internal Affairs.
The tops would be sent to the department which would decide, after consulting with police, whether the owners of the Impuls'd store which sells them would be charged with any criminal offenses.
The Southland Times yesterday revealed the store, owned byWarren and Angela Skill, was selling hooded tops with the words "Jesus is a c***" emblazoned on the back.
Sergeant Brock Davis, of Invercargill, said police visited the store mid-afternoon and seized between 10 and 15 hooded tops and long-sleeved T-shirts with the offending words on them. The owner was co-operative, he said. People have been seen wearing the tops on city streets in the past week, with a 68-year-old visitor to the city saying she was horrified when she saw a man walking along Dunns Rd with the offending words emblazoned across his back.
In 2008, T-shirts with the same wording were banned by then chief censor Bill Hastings. The ban made any act of possessing, wearing, distributing or selling the T-shirt, or another top withthe same wording and imagery, illegal.
Sarah Shirley, an 18-year-old Invercargill resident who was wearing one of the tops in the city this week, said yesterday it was ridiculous that police had seized the hooded tops from the store. The tops advertise an album for British extreme metal group Cradle of Filth.
In other Cradle of Filth news, the band recently posted a music video online for the song "Lillith Immaculate," which can be found here. Front man Dani Filth has also joined a new band called Temple of the Black Moon.
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