Friday, May 20, 2011

Album Cover Draws Fire From Heritage Minister

According to a short article in today's Globe and Mail, a Toronto-based record label named Black Box has been criticized by the Federal Heritage Minister for distributing an album cover "that is clearly designed to offend a group of Canadians based on their faith . . ." The album, Holy Shit, is the product of a Vancouver band, and its cover "satirically mixes Christian motifs with references to excrement." The record label received over thirteen thousand dollars from a funding agency named FACTOR.

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