When you sing about Jesus getting drunk and passing out, you’re going to outrage a few people. Or a lot, if you’re Johnny Depp.
Depp and the band Babybird released a controversial new song in time for Christmas: “Jesus Stag Night Club.” In it, a Jim Morrison-sounding singer croons about a group of teenagers who hire a Jesus doppelganger to organize a bachelor party. By the end of the song, we learn that the doppelganger is actually the real deal and the son of God is absolutely blitzed and/or dead.
Key lyrics 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.”
And: “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.”
Jesus’ fans are not happy. Focus on the Family condemned the song to the U.K. paper The Daily Star; the Christian Coalition said Depp and his band mates “will burn in hell for this filth.” Neither group responded to ABCNews.com’s requests for comment.
Nor did Depp’s publicist. To be fair, it might take a while to craft a response to the declaration that your client will burn in hell.