Published Dec 14, 2011Yesterday (December 13), we found out about Justice's new "On'n'On" single, which made news just as much for its Rick Rubin and Erol Alkan-assisted remixes as its in-the-nude artwork. Well, it turns out the semi-sacrilegious skin pic, which finds a naked lady sitting next to the band's giant cross logo, was too much for some fans, who had the cover flagged as offensive and ultimately removed from label Ed Banger's Facebook profile. And guess what, the company's pissed over the censorship issue.
"For some reasons, some of our 'fans' complained about the nude girl on the Justice new single cover.... Facebook deleted the photo and sent me some warnings emails..." imprint owner Pedro Winter posted on the company's profile. "Let's play a new game my friends, please oh please stop following us, let's get less fans, we don't need you here. It's time to make a choice, if you don't trust us, you should not waste your time with such a shitty label right ? To the other ones, those who are following us since day one, those discovering us now, let's stay strong, ED REC is soon 9 years old, thanx to you."
Many took to the label's defence, with the bulk of the 300-plus comments showing support. Commentators delivered praise like "U guys are fucking great -- Please don't let som fundamentalist pricks destroy your artistic ability. And seiously what in the world is wrong with a nude girl on the cover anyway."
"Fuck the prude haters. We love you guys and Justice!" another fan wrote.
Up until the single comes out at the end of January, you can check out the somewhat scandalous artwork up above. Following that, you can enjoy it in the flesh.