Rocker Points Fake Rifle at Crowd Hours After Texas Shooting

posted by Dan Mitchinson - 

Marilyn Manson is defending himself after pointing a fake rifle at a crowd of concertgoers in San Bernardino hours after Sunday's mass shooting in Texas where 26 people were killed. Monday afternoon he released the following statement:

“In an era where mass shootings have become a nearly daily occurrence,” he wrote, “this was an act of theater in an attempt to make a statement about how easily accessible semi-automatic weapons are and how seeing them has become normalized. My art has always been a reaction to popular culture and my way to make people think about the horrible things that happen in this world. My performance was not meant to be disrespectful or show any insensitivity. The prop microphone I used on stage was handed to me with the approval of a police officer. My empathy goes out to anyone who has been affected by the irresponsible and reprehensible misuse of REAL guns.”

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