Marilyn Manson is My Hero, Here’s Why
Marilyn Manson is my hero and the fuel of my artistic ventures as I am content creator and stage performer. With Marilyn Manson’s recent brush with injury while on stage, I’ve decided to make the following statement. Marilyn Manson’s fame has to do with the hard work to create the stage persona that we all know and love.
There are so many things I can relate to about this man. One of which is a quote that I find to be very true. In an interview with Bill O’Reilly early in his career, Marilyn Manson told the world that the reason for his crazy makeup and outrageous antics was because inside of his heart he enjoyed his privacy. Manson’s shyness was the reason for his stage persona, which is something that I can relate to a lot.
Most people I encounter in my everyday life would probably say that they see me as very outgoing. On the contrary, there are a lot of parts of my life that I keep to myself. I find that performing on stage and writing as an awesome way to vent all my frustrations.
We enjoy making people uncomfortable, making people challenge their initial perceptions of the world around them and the events that they think they might understand.
I have always liked the more macabre side of life. Growing up on shows like “Tales from the Crypt” and the “Fear Street” books, my obsessions grew to now be my life’s work. As a kid, I was shy and mousy and would get bit on as I grew up in a very Christian right wing bubble.
Marilyn Manson’s edgy style has gotten him in trouble at times. There is actually a subset of people who blame Manson for the atrocities which were committed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold at Columbine High School in 1999. In a recent interview, he mentioned that these rumors ruined his career. The weird part is that Cassie Rene Bernall, who was a victim of the Columbine shooting, killed by Eric Harris, had been a huge fan of Marilyn Manson and a practicing Christian.
In “She Said Yes: The Unlikely Martyrdom of Cassie Bernall”, it seemed to blame Manson for some of the teenager’s more erratic behavior. If one reads carefully, it almost seems like she was simply going through a rebellious phase, like most teenagers do.
I’m proud to say that I am a fan of Marilyn Manson, and not because I don’t believe in God, not because I’m a Satanist, not because of any other “right-wing conspiracy” someone could have thought. I’m Catholic.
I am a fan of Marilyn Manson because I respect him as an artist and I respect his ability to say and do whatever he wants. I firmly believe that. As the kind of person I would like to be, I might not express myself in the same way, but I do believe that my uniqueness and my ability to say what I feel and to interject my personal demons as well as my appreciation for the darker side of life into my creative works is what makes me a better person. This will make people respect me more in the end because like a lot of the world, I am an honest person who will say and do what she feels will make her a better artist. I have a great deal of respect for Marilyn Manson because I feel he’s done the same thing.
With that being said, I would like to take a minute to give him my well wishes because of the injury he sustained at a concert recently. I hope that he is doing well. To my knowledge, there was no serious injury, only a couple of broken bones. My thoughts and prayers are with him as I write this.
Please continue to create groundbreaking content because a lot of us really do appreciate and respect you as an artist.
This is a review of Marilyn Manson’s awesome new album.