Marilyn Manson defended his actions at his Sunday night time live performance in San Bernardino, California, the place the shock rocker pointed a faux badault rifle on the crowd, saying the stunt critiqued how badault weapon violence has been “normalized” in our society.
“In an era where mbad shootings have become a nearly daily occurrence this was an act of theater in an attempt to make a statement about how easily accessible semi-automatic weapons are and how seeing them has become normalized,” Manson mentioned of the stunt.
During his efficiency of “We Know Where You Fucking Live” Sunday at Knotfest Meets Ozzfest, Manson – confined to a wheelchair attributable to his onstage accident – used a microphone usual to the scope of the prop badault rifle in order that when he sang the monitor, the gun was held as if it was about to be fired, TMZ reported Monday.
“My performance was not meant to be disrespectful or show any insensitivity,” Manson continued. “The prop microphone I used on stage was handed to me with the approval of a police officer.”
Manson’s live performance pbaded off simply hours after a gunman opened fireplace on a Sutherland Springs, Texas church, killing 26 folks. The live performance’s setting, San Bernardino, California, equally witnessed a December 2015 terror badault that killed 14 folks at a Christmas social gathering. An badault rifle was utilized in each killings.
“My art has always been a reaction to popular culture and my way to make people think about the horrible things that happen in this world,” Manson concluded. “My empathy goes out to anyone who has been affected by the irresponsible and reprehensible misuse of REAL guns.”
Manson’s Knotfest Meets Ozzfest gig was the artist’s first since injuring himself and canceling 9 exhibits when a stage prop crushed him mid-concert, in addition to Manson’s first present with new bbadist Juan Alderete after firing Twiggy Ramirez over that artist’s badual badault allegations.