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Marilyn Manson has been pushing the envelope of the right to freedom of expression since his controversial shock rock antics began in the early 1990s His methods are strange and rejected by most of society as it cannot understand what he is trying to achieve Many people believe that Marilyn Manson is bizarre seeing him wearing womens clothing applying heavy facial makeup and covering himself with jewelry His success can be attributed not only to his entertainment abilities but even more so to the incredible marketing campaign organized to promote himself and his crazy actions His actions give the media a scapegoat to fall back on and a figure which they can blame all of societys problems He has amassed a large following throughout the 1990s and even today as the self-proclaimed Anti-Christ Marilyn Manson His fans understand where he has come from what he has been through and are familiar with rejection from society The Marilyn Mansons following is normally associated with the Gothic or Goth subculture At first examination this seems to be the case as Manson followers and those of the Goth community share remarkable similarities although true Goths label Manson follows as merely Spooks or Mall Goths and not real members of the Gothic following The similarities have been exploited by the media and have linked his music to violent acts against society It was following the Columbine incident that the media began routinely tagging Marilyn Manson as goth rock despite the fact that Mansons music had little relation to gothic music or sub-culture Marilyn Wikipedia This essay will explore the reasons why Marilyn Manson is who he is today why he has such an influence over a particular subculture and if these followers are actually part of the Gothic community Who Is Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson the alias and alter-ego of Brian Warner was created using Marilyn Monroe and serial killer Charles Manson - two opposites in society Marilyn MTVecom
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