Shock and Controversy in New Marilyn Manson Video

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Holding the Holy Bible in hand, Marilyn Manson creates a music video that shocks and stirs major controversy, as the images we see pass before us include ripping the Bible’s pages, holding a bloody knife and beheading someone that seems to resemble America’s new president elect in a lightning-fast montage. It’s is disturbing to say the least, and the man in a suit, red tie and blond hair featured in the video for “Say10” certainly seems to bring the Republican candidate’s outline to mind, taking in all the details; this includes the figure and skin color as well.

Of course, both the video and the accompanying words of Manson – It seems like a time for me as an artist, and an American artist, to make something that causes a new set of questions to arise that aren’t simply statements – are open to interpretation and it is all in the eyes of the beholder really. “Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus and a sideshow — and that’s something that I’ve been described as a ringleader of,” Manson told one outlet mentioned in the Huffington Post.

Since political controversy is not that big of a deal for the artist himself, as seen even back in 1999 when he had a music video reenacting John F. Kennedy’s assassination, this new piece comes as little surprise. The video itself has been making major news over the past 3 days and the extremely graphic content has been stirring thoughts and perhaps even actions as we can see in the media. It is seems that Manson most likely did not vote Republican. He wants to expose the hollow promises and the lies, the posturing and the desperate belief, presenting a possible foreshadowing of what could happen by those who believe something “preached by an unbeliever,” according to Manson’s own words. No one is sure yet whether or not this counts as a direct threat against the president elect and whether or not it would be considered a federal crime, but from we can see, it could easily end up as a future Hollywood Blockbuster film!