Cradle of Filth shirt banned in NZ

The “Chief Censor” of New Zealand, Bill Hastings, has banned the infamous “Jesus is a Cunt” t-shirt.

It’s illegal to possess it, it’s illegal to deal with it in any way. Sell it, rent it, hire it, give it

Says the American accented Mr Hastings on this 3News video.

The news was greeted with joy by John Mills, president of NZ’s Society for Promotion of Community Standards Inc, (SPCS) – the Kiwi equivalent of Saudi Arabia’s Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

According to Mills, the t-shirt is “grossly objectionable due to its obscene content” and “completely cuntifies the central figure of Christianity”. I mean “vilifies”.

The ruling states, unjustifiably:

A fair interpretation of the messages conveyed by this T-shirt is that Christians should be vilified for their religious beliefs, and that women, including chaste and celibate women, cannot stop themselves engaging in sexual activity…

Who knew New Zealand had become a theocracy?

<b>Arguable sentiments</b>: But you are not allowed to express them in New Zealand

Arguable sentiments: But you are not allowed to express them in New Zealand


10 Responses to “Cradle of Filth shirt banned in NZ”

  1. Yankee Doodle says:

    Point of clarification, this fucktwit censor is not American–he is originally Canadian, although is accent seems more like a cross between Canuck, English, and Kiwi.

  2. Dave says:

    You may be interested in this latest ‘action’ from Birdshit

    http://thecynicaldragon.blogspot.com/2008/07/south-wales-echo-vs-god-squad.html

  3. sean says:

    ‘Virgin Mary’ – I’d give her one.

    I think I need to get out more…

  4. martyn says:

    Depends which Jesus they’re on about really. Perhaps they are referring to one of their roadies called Jesus who was caught pissing in one of the bands beers or something? Surly that would make him a cunt no?

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  6. Lee says:

    fuck them…. it is a cool t shirt that expresses opinions about christianity… in my view jesus IS a cunt and the shirt is nothing more than an expression of beliefs

  7. andrew says:

    jesus is not real

  8. red roses for the devils whore says:

    wtf cradle fucking rule for one
    and my god that shirts classic
    i own one myself
    people are so touchy these days
    its only a bands shirt shesh
    get over yourselves

    Jesus is a Cunt!!!!!!!

  9. DJB says:

    Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
    He can save you from Hell for eternity. Nobody is forcing you to believe in him but when you get to Hell do not start saying you had no idea because I am telling you now, he is REAL, he is a good God and he is better than anything you could possibly dream or imagine.

  10. jimmy says:

    DJB ?? you got me lost you are saying jesus is god now ?? christian just can not make there minds up , god/jesus are no more than a feiry tail. it is about time those hard core christians grow up , live for the day there is no haven or hell , p.s. cool t-shirt