I’m sure we’ve heard of it by now. Notoriously scary musician Marilyn Manson has been accused on four counts for horrendous abuse, torture and scandalous berating on past relationships with four women.
For me, I had always seen as Manson as a particularly difficult musician to enjoy. Especially with all the oddity surrounding Manson as an individual.
Manson has gained cultural notoriety over the years for his outlandish approach to the drab and darkness of dark industrial metal. Shocking the masses, Manson portrays a – quite frankly – hideously freaky and abnormal character that borders on the line of psychotic and the demonic. With these recent allegations over the years, you have to ask yourself:
Where is the line here? Is Marilyn merely portraying a character or an “alter-ego” to sell records? Or has this feeling of mutuality he feels with this person sauntered over to the other side with his personal life and simply, taken over?
The allegation descriptions are something out of a horror show though, and if they do turn out to be true? It paints Manson in a horrendous light of manipulation, torture tellings and sheer ferocity that should only be left to the tellings of music – nothing more. And should not be portrayed and reflected in real life’s relationships. These allegations have not only cost him his reputation but also his label, Loma Vista Recordings, who have dropped him without a moment’s notice.
This has come up before, though. Manson’s relationship with actress, Evan Rachel Wood was tested and poked at in a 2009 interview he did, where he said; “I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.”
Of course, his representatives denied this as merely theatrical promotion for his new release – rather than an actual factual account of happenings. I mean, who endorses that as a valid promotion for a new music album? As satanic and theatrical his music is, that is quite possibly a stretch too far.
And I don’t want you and I don’t need you
Don’t bother to resist, or I’ll beat you
It’s not your fault that you’re always wrong
The weak ones are there to justify the strongBeautiful People, Marilyn Manson
But, is this all relative? Are these allegations merely false accusations of reality and are using Brain Warner’s “alter-ego” of Marilyn Manson as a legitimate reasoning to be an tormentous abuser? We hear it countless times in the news about women preparing false accusations against the famous where a relationship has ended sour, so that they can finish on top.
But of course, this is all speculation at this point. For all we know, the years of power and harnessing notoriety for years soon become too real for Brian. Time will tell, I guess.
You can read the full listing of allegations via the BBC article on the same topic:
Let me know your thoughts on this topic – where do you stand?