When Marilyn Manson doesn’t want to be seen, he doesn’t paint himself into his surroundings a la Liu Bolin (aka The Invisible Man). Nor does he dress up like a normal, regular dude (it’s not as though he hasn’t become nearly unrecognizable in recent years anyway).
No, in Manson’s world, the best way to avoid getting noticed is to scrawl ‘F*CK YOU’ on his face.
A Redditor named j_patrick_12 happened to be at LAX at the same time that Manson pulled this stunt. The witness explained,
“I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had “F*CK” scrawled in large letters across the bottom half of his face, with what appeared to be a grease pencil.
As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi, so that they couldn’t sell any photos of him that they took. He was really apologetic about it, and covered his mouth around young children while apologizing to their parents for exposing their child to profanity.”
It doesn’t seem to have worked, judging by the multitude of paparazzi photos of the (former?) shock rocker at the airport. It’s almost like a picture of a celebrity with profanity written on their face is more interesting and valuable than one of a celebrity strolling through an airport in jeans and a t-shirt like one of the normals.
So, good job, Marilyn Manson. Now there are a bunch of news articles about how you went through an airport with ‘F*CK YOU’ on your mug. It’s almost like you planned it that way in order to get people to talk about you because you haven’t been relevant for a decade and the whole Mansinthe thing didn’t really pan out.