Johnny Depp never ceases to amaze me. He’s recently decided to lend his voice for the offensive lyrics that comprise a controversial new Christmas song by the British band Babybird.
In a move he most certainly had to see coming, conservative groups Christian Coalition and Focus on the Family have lashed out at the actor at this blasphemous slap in the face to both religion and the holidays.
From what I can understand of the gibberish, the song tells the story of a group of teenagers who hire a Jesus look-alike to organize a stag night- which we could call a bachelor party down here. Over the course of the drunken night, the son of God ends up passed out and possibly dead, and it’s revealed that he’s not just a copycat, but the real Jesus.
Obviously some groups would have a problem with this.
And, because the entire time he sort of channels his drunken Jack Sparrow voice I have decided it’s easier to read some of the offending garbage.
Such lyrical gems include: “Saw a man in a bar with his hair like a lady/ Bloody thorns round his ear like he was a crazy/ He had holes in his hands and a cross for a spine/ Crushed a berry in his Perrier and called it wine.”
It continues with: “I can’t remember where I was last night/ Think I was hanging naked off a church spire/ Tied by my ankles to a weather vane/ Felt like I was Jesus on fire/ Cuffed to the bumper of a big truck/ I begged my dad to take me to a strip bar/ Drank kerosene through my eyeballs/ Drove myself home in a stolen car.”
And my personal favorite: “Saw a man lying on the floor beaten up/ He had a fish finger sandwich and a yellow M coffee cup/ I bent down drunk and tried to pick him up/ But when I turned around I could see it was Jesus.”
What is so stupid about this whole thing is that obviously this was created with the intent of making people mad. For Johnny Depp or the Babybird’s to say that’s not the case is just ridiculious. The whole song is essentially about killing Jesus- which no matter how you view religion is not a harmless message.
Listen to “Jesus Stag Night Club” here and let me know what you think..
Are people too easily offended this time of year? Or is the cause for the outrage totally justified?