Marilyn Manson discusses Columbine

The singer talks about school shooting

Marilyn Manson has discussed the Columbine tragedy.

The tragedy occured in 1999 when two students at the Colorado school, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris , shot dead 12 fellow students and one teacher befoe turning the guns on themselves.

The finger was pointed at Manson – his music was labelled as a factor in the tragedy, because the shooters were said to be fans.


Manson said: “I always knew that I never felt guilty or that I did something wrong. I despised people who accused me of doing that. The whole point of my name was to make a statement about the very same thing I was being blamed for.”

Speaking on The Orange Playlist he said: “I almost feel cheated if Columbine is talked about and I’m not mentioned because I went through so much bullshit and torment, emotionally and personally, and so much concentrated effort to destroy me that I feel I’m being left out when I’m not mentioned.

“No one else can take credit for or take responsibility for what I already got blamed for. I don’t wanna take responsibility because I already took it.”

The full interview can be seen on ITV1 on Thursday (May 31) at 11.30pm.