15 Things About Marilyn Manson That Will Shock Even His Most Hardcore Fans


Brian Hugh Warner or as the world knows him, Marilyn Manson is one of the most recognizable names in glam, shock, and hard rock music. With a stage name combining and juxtaposing the names of two American pop cultural icons actress Marilyn Monroe and criminal Charles Manson, Brian knew he wanted controversy from the start.

His songs such as “The Beautiful People” and “The Dope Show,” charted on billboards across the world and are still used in many forms of media. But, today, we’re talking about the man and his life. There are many aspects of Brian Hugh Warner’s life that sound like the craziest rumors you have ever heard.

1He is known to be a shoplifter

How rich does a person need to be to never even think of shoplifting? You’d say an average working American could go to a shop and never even fantasize about shoplifting. What about someone who is estimated being worth around $25 million? Yes, the famed rocker is known for shoplifting although it is just on occasions.

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2Matching tattoos with Johnny Depp

Did you know the closest friend Marilyn has in Hollywood is none other than Captain Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp? He and Johnny are really close friends and Johnny has performed with Marilyn in quite a few shows. Both celebrities have the words ‘No Reason’ tattooed on their wrists and “Charles Baudelaire, the flowers of evil, this giant skeleton thing” inked on their backs.

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3His first packet of cigarettes was bought by Macaulay Culkin

You may not have known this but Marilyn has appeared in many movies as side characters. One of the movies in early 2003 was called ‘Party Monster’. The movie starred Macaulay Culkin and Marilyn was supposed to play a cigarette-smoking character. This was a problem as Marilyn was a non-smoking musician. Culkin bought him his first packet of cigarettes and even showed him how to smoke.

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4His mother and his illness

Marilyn was always sick as a child as he was anemic and was also diagnosed with pneumonia multiple times. Marilyn later claimed that his mother may have suffered from Munchausen by Proxy syndrome. This has been described as a form of child abuse in which a parent can fake illness in their child just to fulfill their own psychological need to care for their child. Marilyn said that his mother told him he was allergic to a ton of different things that had no relation with one another.

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5Charles Manson sent him a postcard

Marilyn Manson’s real name is Brian Hugh Warner and his stage name is formed by combining Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. The last thing Brian expected was a postcard from Charles Manson himself. In 2012 he received a bizarre postcard from the notorious serial killer. Naturally, he did not reply and the card didn’t make much sense.

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