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Marilyn Manson Regrets Pro-Bush Comments

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Goth rocker Marilyn Manson fears some of his fans may have helped George W Bush get into power following sarcastic comments he made about the President.

Manson appeared on an American chat show in 2000 and told host Tucker Carlson his fans should vote for Bush after sarcastically condemning Democrat candidate Al Gore.

And Manson, who is a staunch critic of President Bush, fears his comments may have been taken out of context and he may have inadvertedly helped him to win the election, which was one of the narrowest victories in history.

He said: "He won by such a small amount, and particularly because it was in Florida.

"Who's to say there weren't a couple of our fans who took my sarcasm seriously and voted for him?"

Source: Virgin.net

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1. !!Nailgun!! writes:

Is this guy for real? Then the fan's would be at fault for letting him influence there decision, not Manson....if the situation were to turn out to be factual. Fortunately this idiot doesn't speak for We The People!

Obviously if these hypothetical fans he speaks of that may have voted for Bush, in the most extreme drastic of all events of course, actually took his sarcasm literally...then I pity them and the horse they rode in on to the voting booth. Geez!

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 1:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. kale writes:

do manson fans actually vote? I think he gives his fan base too much credit.

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 2:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

I think he gives himself too much credit. If he's that bad at sarcasm, maybe he should employ some higher form of wit when he gives interviews - if he CAN.


nevertheless, anything IS possible. maybe just maybe there are Americans out there stupider than this guy?


oh, and this is based on opinion (mainly formed after he became a member of the Church of Satan - poserest marketing ploy EVER!), not fact, he could well be the next Einstein for all I know about him.

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. lordpaco18 writes:

whys he talking about this now? it happened 6 years ago...

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 3:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. oxide writes:

Goth rocker????
this news to me!

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Panic writes:

ummm, why does it matter at this point about the 2000 election? Can we please stop living in the past?

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. jnsguts writes:

i'll go out on a limb here and voice the ultimate comment of what everyone is probably thinking at this moment.............wait.........wait............HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAAA, OHHH, OHsh**...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING.....OHH.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA... I CAN'T STOP.........MY RIBS ARE HURTING.. HAHAHAHAHA I CAN'T BREATHE.......I GOT TO GO HIMMM!!!!

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KORNDOGG writes:

WHO f***ING CARES!!!
REALLY I DONT KNOW WHY I AM WRITING RIGHT NOW,THIS IS STUPID SO I AM GOIN TO STOP........................................................................................................................

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

It's foolish of him to think he had a hand in this but then, he does probably feel responsible for some of the things he says......It wouldn't be hard to reach that level of paranoia of "What if I'm to blame for even a fraction of this political quagmire?"....You do have to ownup to your influence....

From 1997-2000 Manson was everywhere....He was the big thing in rock. Now he is next to nothing. But like any celebrity, a certain number of your fan base are obsessed and will blindly do as their told word for word.

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. psythe writes:

too true. too terribly, travistically true.

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Azazel_Begotten writes:

If thats true, then Damn...That sucks...but then it would show how stupid his fans are to take him literally...But I still don't see how he got blamed for Columbine...

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. psythe writes:

AGREED!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. tom msf writes:

this guy...is such...a f***ing...p***y!

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BLACKDOG writes:

I doubt that is the case.Knowing manson he's probably being sarcastic againe.Then on the other hand anything's possible.

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

manson and bush both suck d***.

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Biznitch writes:

f*** you nightmare on elm street....if your a girl ur a B****, if your a guy your an F***in ho jackass lil f***in b****.

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Biznitch writes:

hi ya nightmare on elm street your right about bush though he does suck ass

# Jun 4, 2006 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bobotheclown writes:

Seriously, give this guy a break. He IS an amazing performer that wrote some amazing music and he now, yes, is a little sad. BUT COME ON PEOPLE! You WAAAAAAAAAAY over-fear this guy. Somewhat like most goths. Whilst it is true, what he said probably had NOTHING to do with the vote, political corruption had EVERYTHING to do with it. So, he should shut up, and so should everybody discrediting him and his fans. I'M a fan of his, and i've been reasonably well educated, I'm politically more concious (I could NEVER spell that) that most people I have ever spoken to, and I don't believe in Satan or mass-murder being the ways to run the world. Neither am I a goth/emo.

Seriously, for the amount of rubbish people give to Manson and his parallels/fans, they are the WAY worse discriminantry b*stards that are ruining people's right to identity by their blind predudice. They need to wake up to themselves and think. I'm a fan of Manson, and many of my friends are. We are all smart and caring people that would NEVER do anything as dumb as to support George W. Bush (or any other corrupt puppet-politicians, for that matter) or WAR, which most the US seem to think is the best thing ever.

I blame pop music :P.

Seriously, people should think before they hate.

Respects,

J. Paul.

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. The Omen writes:

I Farted!

# Jun 7, 2006 @ 10:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Vamp Belinda writes:

Count Maryiln Manson...hummm

# Jun 11, 2006 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. the fish under under water writes:

Do Iraqi children listen to marilyn manson ?

# Jun 15, 2006 @ 1:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. velocity writes:

manson, you're a f***ing jackass!

# Jun 15, 2006 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. dita writes:

I think marilyn manson is a very intelligent person because he found a good way to conquere our interests and to scandalize the hypocrisy in wich we have to live. he said " I've grown up to become all the things that hurt and scared me", interesting, don't you think?!

# Jun 16, 2006 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. drkthund writes:

If the interviews with Manson I have read are any indication, he doesn't have much faith in a lot of his fans. I think he is an intellectual elitist who sees himself as better than the rest of us blind people. His music definately reflects that misantrhopy. Given that as the base it doesn't surprise me that he may think that his fans (or humans in general) are that dumb. It also wouldn't be the first time fans blindly followed, in 2004 there were a bunch of people who said they were voting because Eminem told them too. All that asside I think Manson has written some great songs and is more intelligent than people like to think.

# Jun 18, 2006 @ 4:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. RememberMetal? writes:

I completely concur with the post above.....

Not to restate my first post here but Manson coming to this conclusion (especially now and broadcasting it, versus oh say 2001) is a wee bit late in the day.

Manson has always had an articulate and respectable hate for the political and religious right and I'd like to hear him vent some of that disgust.....

but I'm not sure how well he can do it without John 5 and Twiggy....They were fantastic band members on the albums they worked with Manson on and I'm a bit skeptical at what this former icon is capable of without his star players....

# Jun 18, 2006 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. VICSTER writes:

I love Manson. I have to say that post 7 totally nailed it. ha ha ha. Although, Manson is not as stupid as people seem to think he is. I've seen a few interviews with him and let me just say that the guy can hold his ground. I don't know if he was serious or sarcastic when he made that statment, I would just go on a limb there and say that Manson fans would not be voting for Bush no matter what he said. I could be wrong, but I somehow, I dont think I am.

# Jun 20, 2006 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. BLACKDOG writes:

What the heck has happend in my absence Death Bringer.What's with these crazy codes ?

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