In a new Interview with APTV, CRADLE OF FILTH singer Dani Filth discussed the band’s infamous T-shirt with the slogan “Jesus Is A C**t”.
“It started off as, rather than a Satanic thing, it was more anarchic. It was, I guess, in response to growing up with a predominantly Christian background. It was never too bad for me, but I know for a lot of people, it was very stifling — people forced to go to communion and church. Obviously, it was worse for a lot of people in America, especially the Bible Belt. Yeah, it was an anarchic statement more than Satanic. And when we came up with it, we were laughing our a*ses off — we thought it was hilarious, and I think it still is hilarious… That shirt is 30 years old, and I think it’s just grown in popularity.”
Dani further added: “I think people like being scared. But for people who don’t understand the band, I don’t want them thinking that we’re just a shock-rock band, ’cause that’s far from the truth. I think, obviously, the ‘Jesus’ shirt has overshadowed everything merchandise-wise, just because by nature of people’s reaction to it and the sensitivity to the wording. But for one of those shirts, there are a dozen other shirts that are very classically minded in an art form.”