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Old 10-25-2005, 07:17 AM   #1
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http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/article...=8887&type=NWS

'Cradle of Filth t-shirt offence

25 Oct 2005 - Boy charged for wearing CoF t-shirt

Adam Shepherd has been ordered to do 80 hours of community service and pay £40 costs for wearing the Cradle of Filth t-shirt that says 'Jesus Is A C*nt'.

The 18-year-old was charged in Weymouth under a law prohibiting the display of religiously insulting or abusive signs.

Although the slogan is the most offensive part of the t-shirt, it seems that the image of the nun masturbating on the front was overlooked.'

Just wanted to get some opinions on this, about the rights and wrongs of this type of thing. Now I have to admit (and I am ashamed to do so) that I used to own this t-shirt. I am a fan of the band still, but a few years ago when I was about 16 and going to see them live for the 1st time, I decided to buy this shirt. Why? Cos like a lot of young teens, I wanted to be 'different'. I was already listening to music that I thought was different, now I wanted the most shocking t-shirt to show ppl this.

I wore it to the gig, as did many others, and more than once I was verbally abused by passers by outside the venue. This didnt really bother me, it was only when after the gig near a train station in London, when 2 police approached me and said that if I didnt remove it, I would be "spending the night in a cell". This was quite scary to hear at my age! I did cover it up anyway with a jumper, and just thought "wanker" or something similar.

NOW however, nearly 7 years on, having grown up a lot, I realise that wearing the shirt in a public place like a train station, was certainly the wrong thing to do.

Any thoughts on this? Is everyone of the opinion that something like this shouldnt be worn in public, or do some think that it's taking the law too far?

(click the link to see the shirt btw)
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:37 AM   #2
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Yes, I definitely think that something like this shouldn't be worn in public.
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i remember my queen t-shirts , almost got arrested
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Yes, shouldn't be worn in public.
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i remember my queen t-shirts , almost got arrested
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I can see how someone could think it was alright to wear it to try and be different and show they don't care what other people think, but really you'd have to be stupid to go out wearing it to intentionally insult people and invite abuse. Perhaps this would be best just worn around the house
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shouldnt be worn in public...
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Well I know I wouldn't wear something like that out in public.
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:13 AM   #10
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I don't understand how the members of Cradle of Filth came to the conclusion that Jesus was in fact a c***, having never met him.
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You mean for only $20 I can look like an ass too?


Well I'm all for freedom of speech, but I'm not a big fan of speech purely for shock value. But then what do you expect from COF, they wouldn't know art of talent if it smacked them in the face.
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Well, it´s notorious in which direction COF´s belief goes........................that shirt isn´t a surprise
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But then what do you expect from COF, they wouldn't know art of talent if it smacked them in the face.
Their music has gone downhill lately, but some of their older stuff is still excellent in my eyes.....tho I dont feel the need to purchase any of their shirts anymore!
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What´s their genre called, Aard?
Metal.......what?
Death Metal?
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You had one of those shirts Aardy
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