Marilyn Manson/NIN Music “Influenced” Alleged Arsonist
A report has emerged that a 29 year old woman has told investigators that she set fire to her childhood home because of messages in the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.
The native of El Paso in Texas, accused of attempting to burn down her childhood family home has allegedly claimed the music of the shock rocker Manson and industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails has influenced her behaviour.
The woman in question, Christina Paz, told police investigators that she was trying to get back at her mother and father for ‘trying to kill her on Christmas Day, that they had planned to sodomize her and chop her up with the help of a neighbour’. An investigator asked Paz how she knew her parents wanted to kill her “and she said through the music of Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails.”
This is not the first time both bands have been involved in controversy, and Manson has been blamed for this kind of thing may times before. For example, the Columbine High School Massacre. Manson’s music was blamed for the actions of two high school students who decided to take the lives of many of their peers before taking their own after. His lyrics have been called evil and his videos violent, while Trent Reznor and co have also been surround by controversy on several occasions.
Of course this is nothing new, this kind of thing has been happening for many many years. People thought KISS was the devils music, that Ozzy Osbourne was the devil himself and that hidden messages were held in records by The Who, Metallica, even The Beatles! Wherever there is blame to be placed people will always be quick to point it in the direction of the media, and it is always being used as some kind of scapegoat for the actions of these individuals.
I have my own opinion on this subject, as I am sure many of you do too. Let us know your feelings on this. Does rock and metal music always get an unfair bashing when it comes to things like this, or do you think there is some truth behind this topic? Get in touch, we’d love to know your thoughts!