Cradle Of Filth frontman Dani Filth has been removed from a poll to find one of the iconic images of Suffolk.
Choose Suffolk, an organisation which promotes Suffolk as a tourist destination, had run an online poll titled ‘Suffolk Icons’ in which people were asked to submit their favourite photographs of landscapes, people or products from the county.
A photograph of Filth, real name Daniel Lloyd Davey, was submitted and it ended up being the most popular image in the poll, receiving 13,025 votes – over six times more than any other photograph submitted.
His inclusion was, however, deemed inappropriate by organisers and he is absent from the 20 photographs chosen as finalists, which you can see at Suffolkicons.com.
Tim Passmore, chairman of Choose Suffolk, said: “While some of the images on the site may have gained a larger proportion of visitors’ votes, the panel felt their list of finalists displays the required credentials to act as representative iconic images of Suffolk.”
Speaking to Spinner.com, Filth described his reaction to the poll’s result as “a compliment” and that “this [Suffolk] is where my heart lies”. He also said that his choice for the poll would be a picture of a pint of Adnams beer.
Cradle Of Filth‘s ninth studio album, ‘Darkly, Darkly, Venus Aversa’, was released in November.