'Neither one of them appeal to me,' says the Ohio-born singer
Marilyn Manson has explained why he has decided not to vote in the upcoming Presidential election.
The Ohio-born singer, real name Brian Warner, voted for the first time in the 2008 Presidential election, ticking Barack Obama’s box. He did the same in the 2012 Presidential election.
However, he will not be visiting the voting booth for a third time this November. “I don’t find either candidate to my liking, so I choose to stand out of this one,” he told Rolling Stone.
“And I don’t think that’s a coward’s stance. A lot of people might say that. I just don’t really want to be a part of this piece of history. Last time, I did want to be involved in some piece of history as a voter.”
Discussing how elections have become more “chaotic” in the internet era, Manson added: “It’s a tough call because if you look back at old presidents that have been in the past, and you weren’t old enough to know how they lived their lives, and you didn’t live in the era that was so media-saturated and internet and just so many opinions swirling around, the world seems a bit chaotic more than it should be.”
But then when you simplify it, it isn’t more chaotic,” he continued. “It just comes down to two things: Who has more charisma, and who are they appealing to. And neither one of them appeal to me.”