Nora Garza is fired after complaints over Deftones singer Chino Moreno's choice of top...

A journalist in the US has lost her job after allowing a photograph of DEFTONES vocalist CHINO MORENO in a top with the letters ‘fuct’ across the chest to be published.

US website [url=] reports that Nora Garza was fired from The Monitor newspaper in Texas after complaints that the picture, a press shot released to newspapers by the band’s record label Maverick, contained “obscene” language.

The picture is of the entire band, with a sunset in the background and the band in the foreground. Moreno is wearing a blue top with the yellow lettering ‘fuct’ across the chest. The top was produced by the LA clothing company of the same name.

Speaking about the incident, Moreno said: “My first thought was, ‘Damn, that’s fucked’. For one, it’s not obscene language. Two, it’s just silly. If they went to grammar school, they know the word’s spelled (sic) wrong.

“It’s pretty hilarious other than a lady losing her job. It’s just sad that you can open up the front page of the paper and see slain bodies and people being shot, and somebody has a word that resembles a bad word on a sweatshirt, and they’ve gotta make a big deal. I don’t understand what people are thinking.”

Garza claims she didn’t see the lettering on the top, and chose the shot because of how it looked. “I don’t use that language, and that’s why I never interpreted it as an obscene word,” she added.

Deftones are currently on a US tour which is due to play Dallas Fairparks Coliseum this evening (November 1), before ending at the New Orleans Palace Theatre on December 5.