Filthy T-shirt offends again


The Western Telegraph reports on a mother’s fury when her 13-year-old son was sold one of the notorious “Jesus is a cunt” t-shirts at a local goth clothing store.

Unsurprisingly, the Christians of Haverfordwest, West Wales, are having a little fit about it, too. On Monday they organised a protest outside the shop. Lay preacher Grayham Passmore and his son went inside to demand they stop selling it. Says Passmore:

They are profoundly offensive to our faith and the Christian community. We want this T-shirt banned. Profanity of that nature aimed at any faith is wrong. The Christian community is rallying around us. We’re taking this to the top.

The owner of The Funky Den said that the shirts hadn’t been put on display, but ordered when requested. She is apologetic:

I accept it should not have been sold to under-18s and had I been here it wouldn’t have been. We won’t be selling it in future. I will accept the T-shirt back from parents and I will give them a voucher as a goodwill gesture and an apology.

As reported last year in MWW, the shirt has a long history of causing offence. Most recently a 19-year-old Devon man was convicted for wearing this shirt in the street. He was given 80 hours community service.

Speaking to Kerrang! magazine, Cradle of Filth frontman, Dani Filth, had this to say about the conviction:

It is with some concern that poor Adam’s plight is acknowledged. Defaming organized religion openly in public is now a crime? What is wrong with England? Still, the litter problem on our city streets should improve dramatically if they keep handing out 80-odd hour community punishment orders willy-nilly. The country will be spotless in no time, a sure sign that God works in mysterious ways, even through us!

(Thanks to Andy A)

12 Responses to “Filthy T-shirt offends again”

  1. Craig says:


  2. Stuart says:

    Of course, one could argue that the T-shirt wouldn’t be offensive to Christians if they didn’t have a view of women as inferior and their primary and secondary sexual characteristics as dirty in the first place.

  3. Feòrag says:

    Ah, I have one of these, complete with masturbating nun on the front. I ought to dig it out some day.

  4. Flotsam says:

    This is dreadful! Appalling! What do they mean by is? It should read “Jesus was a cunt. Where is the grammar education these days?

  5. G. Tingey says:

    Given that parthenogenisis is impossible in mammals …

    But if it were – no “Y” chromosomes – so it SHOULD read…

    “Jesus HAD a cunt”

  6. Stuart says:

    If he was, or it were and he did, at least something about him would have been interesting and /or attractive

  7. Ian Clenshaw says:

    I met the drummer of Cradle of Filth backstage at a Dutch Festival in the late nineties. I called him a gutless lame-arse who, if he really wanted to offend somebody should substitute the word ‘Allah’ for ‘Jesus’ as offended Christians would be unlikely to stick a knife in him for it. (I may have been a little drunk).

    His response? “Oh I’m sorry, we didn’t mean to offend YOU.”

    Very very lame.

  8. unknown says:

    why wouldnt these people just accept it and move on…. now as if THEY are TRUE to their religion ALL the time…

    they must allow some space for their children..

    whatever happened to open-mindedness…….

  9. Religion is stupid says:

    The fact of the matter is jesus may not have ever existed. There is absolutely no proof he did while there are biblical historians, architects and experts in other sciences comming straight out and saying he never did.

  10. mossy says:

    the fact is you cannot get em from anywhere,so he was a CUNT,for hiding them ,

  11. Shannon Morris says:

    I think the “jesus is a cunt” shirt is a wonderful shirt and says
    something very positive! It shows that society has finally become tired of the myth about jesus and is finally coming to grips with the fact that the bastard isn’t worth being considered a “god” of any kind. I say FUCK JESUS and fuck anyone who has a problem with the shirt! That shirt states my opinion very well. Where might I get one? I would wear it proudly!

  12. Jessica says:

    like whatever happend to free speech. people should be allowed to THINK and BELIEVE and WEAR whatever they fucking wu they fucking want to.