Lee Douglas, spokesman for the religious pressure group The Christian Coalition, lashed Depp for his “blasphemy.”
He said: “I’m sure he thinks he’s being very funny but he’s simply a disgrace.
“One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth.”
Is it just me or is the song kind of boring for a trip to hell? I mean, it’s hardly a Tool song. “Jesus Stag Night Club,” which Depp contributed vocals to, is about a group of men who are partying and find a Jesus lookalike who tries to get them to come to his club for a “stag night” (a.k.a. a bachelor party):
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
The Jesus lookalike hipster is actually revealed at the end of the song to be authentic. The singer croons that he discovers the real Jesus “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.”
The song is full of religious metaphors and sly humor but has it really earned Depp a one-way trip to Hell? What about Depp’s good deeds like donating to a cancer charity show or his Haiti benefit song? What about his roles in cutesy kids’ movies? Nope, not good enough for the Christian Coalition.
Depp has not commented on the drama, but Babybird’s frontman Stephen Jones (who wrote the song) tweeted:
It’s good to know Jones is prepared to walk the fire and brimstone plank with the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.