I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.
In that same interview, he explains the inspiration for the song “Devour”:
That song is about when someone said to me, “Okay, I want to be with you until I die.” And then they gave up. I was at the point in my life where I was like, “Okay, let’s die, but I tell you what, I’m going to kill you first, because I don’t trust you.”
Check out the song below:
If that weren’t enough, he said he cut himself 158 times–once for each time he tried to call Wood.
Some might say those are red flags.
Why Were People Okay With This?
We can’t blame Spin for Marilyn Manson’s answers, but it seems strange that the interview had a light-hearted tone. In the description, the interview is described as “wildly entertaining,” when it was actually “wildly disturbing.”
But worse than Spin is Manson’s ‘team.’
Likely comprised of managers, agents, and PR people: his team is like the janitor that follows Manson around, cleaning up his mess.
The comments in Spin where Manson had a fantasy of using a sledgehammer on Evan and he cut himself 158 times was obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account. The fact that Evan and Manson got engaged six months after this interview would indicate that no one took this story literally.
When responding to direct questions that implicated his behavior toward Wood, his team said there were “also numerous articles over multiple years where Evan Rachel Wood speaks very positively about her relationship with Manson.”
You don’t say. A teenager who was flattered and groomed by a rockstar had positive things to say about him at one point? I guess the pages of accusations against Marilyn Manson, including a 2011 police report against him involving sex crimes, mean nothing!
A teenager was once infatuated by a rockstar!
The sad truth is that we know Marilyn Manson is broken. But why have so many people within the music industry tried to justify his behavior?
Manson may never recover from the fallout of his actions, but his ‘team’ will likely continue operating without integrity for years to come. The media will continue enabling troubled souls as long as they get them the clicks.
At least we have people like Evan Rachel Wood who are willing to give the world her full truth.
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