Marilyn Manson Won’t Be Voting For Trump Or Clinton
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:19:40
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The singer, real name Brian Warner, said that he voted for the first time in 2008, when he decided to side with Barack Obama. He then repeated this in 2012.
However, Manson says that, this time, he doesn't find either candidate appealing and so will be staying out of it.
"I don't think that's a coward's stance,"he told the magazine. "A lot of people might say that. I just don't really want to be a part of this piece of history. Last time, I did want to be involved in some piece of history as a voter."
When quizzed on Trump, Manson said that, "It's a tough call because if you look back at old presidents that have been in the past, and you weren't old enough to know how they lived their lives, and you didn't live in the era that was so media-saturated and internet and just so many opinions swirling around, the world seems a bit chaotic more than it should be. But then when you simplify it, it isn't more chaotic. It just comes down to two things: Who has more charisma, and who are they appealing to. And neither one of them appeal to me."
Manson has long been an outspoken critic on the subject of the American electorate system, saying in 2000, "I don't vote because I don't believe that it's a legitimate system anymore or of it ever was, so I just try and insert my beliefs on politics in music because I think that speaks to the youth which will be the future."
Even when he changed his mind and voted for Obama, he said, "Politics in this country is all what happens behind Oz's curtain."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff