Marilyn Manson says that he pretended to shoot into the viewers with a dummy badault weapon throughout his efficiency at this previous weekend’s Ozzfest Meets Knotfest as “an act of theater in an attempt to make a statement.”
Last night time’s present on the Glen Helen Amphitheater in San Bernadino marked Manson‘s first efficiency after he broke his leg in two locations a number of weeks in the past throughout a live performance in New York. At Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, Manson carried out in a wheelchair whereas sporting a hospital robe and pointed a faux badault rifle on the viewers through the track “We Know Where You Fucking Live”.
According to The San Bernardino Sun, it was clear to the viewers that the weapon wasn’t actual and the live performance attendees did not appear to be offended by the stunt, though some folks did discover the gimmick to be “lame.”
San Bernardino was the positioning of a horrific terror badault lower than two years in the past when a complete of 14 folks have been killed and 22 extra have been injured throughout a mbad taking pictures on the Inland Regional Center.
On Monday afternoon, the 48-year-old singer issued a press release in regards to the transfer, saying: “In an period the place mbad shootings have change into a virtually each day incidence, this was an act of theater in an try and make a press release about how simply accessible semi-automatic weapons are and the way seeing them has change into normalized.
“My artwork has at all times been a response to common tradition and my solution to make folks take into consideration the horrible issues that occur on this world.
“My efficiency was not meant to be disrespectful or present any insensitivity. The prop microphone I used on stage was handed to me with the approval of a police officer.
“My empathy goes out to anyone who has been affected by the irresponsible and reprehensible misuse of REAL guns.”
The track “We Know Where You Fucking Live”, from Manson‘s newest album, “Heaven Upside Down”, options lyrics referring to gunfire: “I love the sound of shell hitting the ground, man” and “Fire away,” together with, “It’s time to just kill this crowd / And scream as bading loud…”
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