Marilyn Manson has never exactly been one to shy away from controversy. Indeed, as Blabbermouth is reporting, the singer seems to have caused something of an uproar after walking through security at Los Angeles International Airport with the words "f-ck you" scrawled over his face. Apparently an attempt to keep the paparazzi from taking photos of him, the singer who was accompanied by girlfriend Lindsay Usich had scribbled the words on himself in black ink.
An eyewitness account of the incident has appeared on the social news site Reddit:
"I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had 'FUCK' 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."
Marilyn Manson, whose latest record Born Villain was released earlier this year, is scheduled to hit the road with Rob Zombie on the "Twins Of Evil" tour at the end of next month. Said Manson of the forthcoming team up:
"I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour. There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn't f-ck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms... I'm coming to town."
It would seem that Manson's paparazzi protest didn't have the desired effect, as photo of his appearance at LAX is available below: