This was a fun little internet trolling observation. It seems that some Eric Church fans are highly offended by his new merchandise.
From Eric’s Facebook page:
Have you guys seen the updated merch in Eric’s official store? We have a ton of stuff that has never been available online, like the ERIC F@CKING CHURCH Shirt pictured below.
The comments are a hoot. People either reallllly love it or reallllly hate it.
Great music… unnecessary shirt! Poor taste, poor judgment…
I certainly wouldn’t be caught wearing such language! So disappointed in you Eric.
I have from his hometown and I am very disappointed. This is not the language or message I will allow my children to be exposed to.
Eric Church.. Don’t contribute to the fall of country music with your Ghetto attitude. Let the grandmas into your concert if they wanna and stop printing your vulgar shirt. Stop writing songs about getting high. Where’s your class, where’s your respect.
Man… all of you saying “This shirt is disrespectful .. I’m not a fan anymore!” … NEWS BULLETIN: YOU NEVER WERE! Not if you’re going to let a WORD turn you away from great music! And guess what? I’m more than happy to see you whiny people go. It means MORE ROOM FOR ME UP FRONT!!!
Go on… burn your cd’s, picket his shows, whatever, just like you did for the Dixie Chicks. It’s okay. You’ve already shown your narrow-mindedness once, we’re used to it.
I have tickets to eric’s concert in Oct but now I am rethinking about attending. really Eric do you need to stoop this low to cater to fans – this shirt definitely sends the wrong message. i don’t think i will be renewing my membership to the church choir – not saying you have to be squeaky clean – but I thought you had class?!
What the hell!!?? how offensive and I am seriously THE LAST PERSON to care if it offends anyone or anything about church, but really, a guy whos great looking and can sing, he needs to fire his marketing and apparal team…what a terrible slogan for a shirt, no brain power went into this.
Fucking? really? dont make you a big man!
That is sacrilegious and your a Christian what is that all about? Didn’t I teach you better than that go back to God before I gotta come woop some bootie hear me?
I am sorry but that is just a little too much attitude. Country Music has always been a for family’s.What would a child get out of this T shirt.
HELLLLLLO…you can’t have it both ways people! He’s an OUTLAW, remember???? Doesn’t he have a song called “Smoke a Little Smoke, Drink a Little Drink”. I don’t think he was talking about Puff the Magic Dragon and Cool-Aid.
Seriously, there are over 800 comments on this one “fucking” shirt. It’s great entertainment if you have some time to kill. Either pro or against the “fucking” shirt, the controversy worked. The shirt is currently SOLD OUT.
Check out the action HERE.