Manson Blasts 'Death Lyrics' Critics

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Marilyn Manson has hit back at his critics - insisting he is not to blame for a series of horrifying massacres at U.S. schools.
Goth rocker Manson has been linked with outrages including the bloodbaths at Columbine High School in 1999 and Virginia Tech in 2007.
Critics insist Manson's dark lyrics are often misinterpreted by troubled teenagers, providing the catalyst to kill - and the accusations increased when Asa Coon, who shot four people during a rampage at SuccessTech Academy, Cleveland in 2007, was found to be wearing a Manson t-shirt.
But the rocker insists it is unfair to hold him responsible for the massacres - and jokes he should receive an award for "highest death toll" in music.
He tells Kerrang! magazine, "Blaming me for (Columbine) was ridiculous. It's a lack of responsibility from everyone. If you want to blame something, well, I went to a Christian school. That's why I write what I write. Shall we blame the Christians?
"I essentially lost everything because of Columbine but, if it happened now, it just wouldn't have the same impact. There has to be that first person who takes the arrows in the back and I guess that was me.
"If there was a Grammy Award for death toll, it would be mine. I don't think anyone has been blamed for as much violence as me."


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i'm so tired of all these buttholes blaming manson for any kind of trouble!!!manson has nothing to do with it!!!anybody who does any kind of a bad act,and commits suicide-are all mentally ill!!!they have something wrong with them-they need to go to the mental hospital for treatment,and get on pills for life!!!these people are severely sick-and need to be helped!!!this isn't mansons fault at all!!!also who are sick are the people who keep blaming manson for all these bad acts!!!how can they not see that manson's not at fault?!?!how can they not see that these people who do the bad acts are mentally ill?!?!the blame should be on the family,and friends of the people who do the bad acts!!!not on manson!!!family and friends should be able to see the signs that the people have who do the bad acts!!!they should do something about it!!!if they can't see-then they're just as mentally ill as the people who do the bad acts!!!leave manson alone,and put the blame on who belongs on!!!none of this is manson's fault!!!it's all the mentally ills fault!!!it's all the family and friends fault who choose not to see that the people who do the bad act is in need of help!!!
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