Marilyn Manson has a message for the paparazzi: “F— you.” The controversial musician recently made his way through Los Angeles International Airport with the obscenity scrawled across his face in what appeared to be grease pencil, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The infamous rock star, who was born Brian Hugh Warner, apparently isn’t too keen on having his picture taken and sold by opportunistic photographers. As a result, Manson attempted to derail their efforts by writing the naughty phrase on his mouth and neck.
One witness who noticed the shock rocker at LAX posted his thoughts on Reddit. “I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson,” the witness wrote. “He had ‘F—‘ scrawled in large letters across the bottom half of his face, with what appeared to be a grease pencil.”
In an effort to calm the nerves of those who were standing in the security line with him, Marilyn Manson explained that the phrase wasn’t directed at anyone in the airport.
“As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi, so that they couldn’t sell any photos of him that they took,” the witness explained. “He was really apologetic about it, and covered his mouth around young children while apologizing to their parents for exposing their child to profanity.”
Of course, Manson’s efforts to curb the paparazzi didn’t stop them from snapping photos, as evidenced by the image posted on World of Wonder.
Marilyn Manson isn’t one to shy away from controversy. The Ohio-born musician, who released his first album Portrait of an American Family in 1994, has battled numerous lawsuits for his antics over the years. In 2000, Manson was charged with sexual misconduct against a security guard during a concert in Clarkston, Michigan.
Manson’s latest album, Born Villain, was released on May 1.
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