10 Times Marilyn Manson Was Protested Against
Few, if any, musicians have stirred up more controversy than Marilyn Manson. He was public enemy No. 1 in the late ‘90s, and although he gets less press than he used to, protestors still picket outside the Antichrist Superstar’s shows to this day.
1997 was the peak year for Manson outrage. The Antichrist Superstar album pushed every button with America’s Christian groups, with essentially every Manson show attracting protestors. Many Christians believed Manson to be legitimately Satanic, so prayer circles would gather in states like Mississippi when a concert was scheduled. In Oklahoma, Christian rock concerts were even scheduled in close proximity to Manson shows in hopes to lure fans away.
After the Columbine massacre, many citizens in Colorado didn’t want artists like Marilyn Manson and Eminem coming to their state, having blamed them for encouraging violent behavior like the shooting. As documented in Michael Moore’s Bowling for Columbine, a group protested Ozzfest 2001, which stopped by Colorado with Manson in the bill.
The U.S. isn’t the only hub for Manson protests. In this video, you’ll see demonstrations from Scotland and Russia. The leader of the Scottish protest got up close and personal with Manson fans, resulting in some back-and-forth screaming. In Russia, a group actually threw eggs at Marilyn Manson’s band as they were leaving a hotel. You’ll see that footage above.
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