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Marilyn Manson Talks Condom Art And Killing His Ex


Some people paint and some people sculpt, but when Marilyn Manson wants to create art he throws semen-filled condoms at a mirror.  I wish I was kidding.  He talked all about it — and so much more — in a recent interview with SPIN.

I was going to email you a photograph I just took. It’s of a new piece of modern art I created. Let’s call this work my Jack-off Pollack, of sorts. I had two condoms — alien things to me, I haven’t seen them in 25 years — and I threw them on the mirror, and they stuck, and they formed this piece of modern art. And I can’t decide what to call it. I’m thinking about calling it “I Don’t Want You to be Cursed With My Retarded Child,” or “It’s Not Just Love, It’s a Lifestyle,” because they were Lifestyle condoms.

Would the name be different if they were Magnum or Trojan condoms?

I suppose. I was just curious what I could do with a condom filled with my semen, other than the obvious damage that one could do.

Well, you know, you could be sanitary and throw it away?

It was like a piñata of disease and babies and confusion. It’s literally just dripping down as we speak, two of them. I just wanted to make sure that you know that I can perform. I want to make sure that my sexual prowess is established here. I’d love this photo to be on the cover of SPIN.

When Manson isn’t occupied with creating his sperm-covered home furnishings or managing his $200,000 cocaine habit — yes, he admitted that too — he grapples with self-mutilation and daily homicidal thoughts.

It sounds like the period after you and Evan Rachel Wood broke up was really tough. What was your lowest point?

I sing about it on “Into the Fire.” I say, “If you want to hit bottom, don’t bother trying to take me with you.” My lowest point was Christmas Day 2008, because I didn’t speak to my family. My walls were covered in scrawlings of the lyrics and cocaine bags nailed to the wall. And I did have an experience where I was struggling to deal with being alone and being forsaken and being betrayed by putting your trust in one person, and making the mistake of that being the wrong person. And that’s a mistake that everyone can relate to. I made the mistake of trying to, desperately, grasp on and save that and own it. And every time I called her that day — I called 158 times — I took a razorblade and I cut myself on my face or on my hands.

I look back and it was a really stupid thing to do. This was intentional, this was a scarification, and this was like a tattoo. I wanted to show her the pain she put me through. It was like, “I want you to physically see what you’ve done.” It sounds made up but it’s completely true and I don’t give a shit if people believe it or not. I’ve got the scars to prove it. I didn’t want people to ask me every time I did an interview, “Oh, is this record about your relationship with your ex-girlfriend?” But that damage is part of it, and the song “I Want to Kill You Like They Do in The Movies” is about my fantasies. I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.

Evan Rachel Wood should be heaving a huge sigh of relief right now, though I really hope she has some sort of security.  Because Marilyn Manson sounds almost nuts enough to do her in.

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  • ATTN: Marilyn Manson’s Potential Future Girlfriend

    Read the article above. Run away, change your number, and never look back. You’ll thank us.

    – BLA

  • I realize this is his ‘gimmick’ what a waste of space. “Cursed with my retarded child” Trying not to focus on that b/c that is what he wants…..his gimmick of shock…

  • He is a disgusting foul creature. Just disgusting. I swear he is the devil reincarnate. Evil and vile and just so freaking ugh.

  • Whatever. He’s just a poor man’s Alice Cooper, desperate to prove that he’s still edgy, relevant and wrong so that kids will want to piss off their parents by listening to his music. Call that interview what it really is: Marketing 101.

  • I’m confused. Were the used condoms 25 years old, or has he not worn a condom in 25 years? Either way, eww.

  • Wasn’t Dita Von Teese married to him? And he hooked up with Jenna Jamison for a bit – how does he attract these amazing women?

    I guess they’re getting in touch with their inner freak.

    • As a matter of fact – he cheated on Dita with Evan Rachel Wood. Sounds like Karma was a real bitch, after all. How narcissistic do you have to be to brag about your sperm and then cry over someone you were in an adulterous relationship with – CHEATING ON YOU. Really? SHOCKER!!!!! He is a major loser and a F*#%tard to boot.

  • wow- I really did just throw up after reading that. How do I get the vision of sperm dripping down a mirror out of my head?

  • I met my husband on a Marilyn Manson message board, so I’ll always be glad for his existence. And honestly, I still love his music.
    But I don’t think I’ll ever feel the need to listen to anything he says that isn’t set to music…

  • How much you wanna bet that this is all ten types of bullshit? It caters to everything angsty teenager: pathetic, whining about ex-girlfriend, cutting as a result of anguish set on by said girlfriend, thinking of garbage as art (let’s face it, the music scene in that demographic IS garbage, so there’s your symbolism), and general depressive, poor me tone. Although I don’t doubt the coke. How else does that guy stay so stringy? I honestly think he was just feeding the interviewer some crazy shit because that’s what he’s known for.

  • Whatever the case, the man(?) knows how to market himself. His retardedly “shocking” acts have put the big bucks in his pocket (and not to mention landed him some beautiful women in the sack).

  • how ‘alternative’ of you marilyn…*rolls eyes*

    does anyone except the suicidal teen care about this guy anymore?

  • “Jack-off Pollack” – haha, awesome… I love this guy, I really do. He is smart as hell and if I were him and I’d have all those women and all that money I would do exactly the same things he does… I’d act like a stupid moron… just because I can…

  • It’s kind of pathetic because he’s an intelligent guy so I have no idea why he lowers himself so much.
    Though I kind of see the first bit, the errr condom art, as maybe a bit of a dig at modern art (which sucks).

    Oh well he was void after his first album came out (and no his first wasn’t AntiChrist) In fact he never should have stopped being Marilyn Manson and The Spooky Kids, that stuff was actually good.

  • Love how Some people comment without ever listening to Mansons Music or even knowing anything about him. The same people who damned KISS now watch Gene Simmons Family Jewels on a regular basis….why? because he has conformed to what they want…a sad money hungry rock dinosaur with no edge anymore. And as for Alice Cooper….he is about as edgey as a plastic butterknife. His day is long gone….when you write a golf book…Rock is dead. At least Manson can still Gross Adults out in a truly sick way. Now mind you I have been a fan of all of these bands at one time or another and have seen them and met them numerous times. But Shock can only last so long before old age makes it look pathetic….look at Jerry Lewis. ‘Nuff Said

  • what an asshole. dude, you’re a forty year old man dating a woman half your age. how do you expect someone who is probably still growing up to act in a relationship? oh boo hoo, she broke your heart. grow up and take some responsiblity. what a creep, calling her 158 times. maybe you should try dating an adult and see how your relationship works out.

  • LOL! Who hasn’t ever thought about killing their ex?
    Manson is a Shock-A-Holic and a creative genious. I love him, his style, his music, his personality. He’s fucking amazing. He knows how to market himself and his music, and gross the fuck out of normals. It’s hillarious.

  • Hmm…

    I wonder if it’s still on the mirror? Or if he’d sell it to me?

    I mean, perfectly good late night snack. Rather lap it right up then let it go to waste–or worse, let the cleaning lady ruin it with some windex.


  • shut up i love him ur just jealous cuz hes hot…….. and yes he is the antichrist superstar and he is a person who makes sense, hes just more of a pimp than you,, thats all. and thank u everyone who has something good to say

  • and ive thought about killing my boyfriend too for having pictures of naked girls on his myspace, i swear.. i almost pulled out the knife rite at my birthday party, and im only 13.

    • I love him too… And ppl should just except that he’s just awesome that way .. but ur only 13 and thinking those thoughts..? =S im a bit worried. But back to Marilyn…. Modern art is all about individuality and unique ideas… so what if it contains Marilyn Manson’s semen, i’d buy it =)