'Jesus Stag Night Club': Johnny Depp Blasted By Christian Coalition For Song Involvement
Johnny Depp has found himself in a holy mess.
The Oscar-nominee, who moonlights as a guitarist and singer, pitched in work for British group Babybird's new song, "Jesus Stag Night Club." The act, spearheaded by Depp's friend Stephen Jones, wrote the song about a bunch of guys who go on a stag night -- or, bachelor party -- and get a party-happy Jesus doppelgänger to get them hooked up with all the finer things that a night of madness requires.
The night, predictably, becomes engulfed in madness, with drunken shenanigans leading to forgotten hours. A sampling of the tongue-in-cheek lyrics:
Saw a man in the street 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.../ I can't remember where I was last night/ Think I was hanging on a church spire/ Tied by my ankles to a weathervane
Christian groups, no doubt big fans of Depp's previous wholesome catalog, especially his various work as late friend Hunter S. Thompson, were outraged at the song, with Lee Douglas of the Christian Coalition going so far as to condemn him to an eternity of pain and suffering for his participation.
"I'm sure he thinks he's being very funny but he's simply a disgrace," he said in a statement. "One day johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth."
Depp has worked with said cronies before; just last year, he pitched in on the song "Unloveable" and even directed the music video.
Take a listen to the song and let us know what you think: tongue-in-cheek fun, or an unforgivable sin for which he will burn forever?