What to do when your heroes are terrible people? by GuineaPigDan

What to do when your heroes are terrible people?

GuineaPigDan

17 February 2021 at 13:30:02 MST

In light of the abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson, I thought I'd confront the question many other people have asked, what to do when your role models or favorite creators do terrible things? I explain how I became a fan of controversial figures like John Lennon and Manson, and how I deal with the both of them being very talented but also very troubling individuals in their personal lives. And in case anyone is wondering, I won't be taking down my We Are Chaos review. I'd rather not hide that I did that review, however I have added a link on that video to my journal on Manson's abuse allegations. I don't defend Manson's abuse in that review (I actually say he's probably a shitty person irl), and it was mostly about his music rather than his personal life. But I do want to make clear I don't view Lennon or Manson as saints, and I think we as fans should acknowledge their flaws rather than try to pretend they don't exist.

My journal on Marilyn Manson's abuse allegations:
https://www.weasyl.com/journal/165279/my-thoughts-on-marilyn-manson-s-abuse-allegations

Audio clean up by WaxBadger: http://twitter.com/WaxBadger_908

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