Marilyn Manson has said spoken about being blamed for incidents of murder and suicide among his fans and compared himself to Jesus being crucified.
Speaking to NME in a video you can watch above, the singer said he “was always surprised people aren’t afraid of what I could do if they think my music causes problems. It’s the same reason they crucified Jesus. It’s the same reason I made this record. I created this mythology, I chose the Faustian story about Mephistopheles, and the idea of making a deal with the devil, and sometimes then you have to play by the rules that you made for yourself.”
He added that he won’t accept responsibility for anything that his fans have done, stating: “If I was literally responsible for something I would take credit or accept the responsibility and the punishment, but I’m not going to accept any blame for things that I make, because people should be responsible for their own actions.”
Marilyn Manson’s new album ‘Pale Emperor’ was released on January 19. It is the singer’s ninth studio album and the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Born Villain’.