In a recently released clip from the video for his new song “SAY10,” Manson rips pages out of a Bible and decapitates a man who clearly resembles Donald Trump as he sings about Satan and cash being the poor man’s money.
Check it out — but be warned, it’s pretty gruesome.
But just because Manson has created a visual that depicts him killing Trump doesn’t mean he’s with Her — Manson told The Daily Beast earlier this year that he would be sitting out this election because he would just be choosing between “cat shit and dog shit” if he cast a vote.
So what is the message behind “SAY10” then, if it’s not anti-Trump? Basically, it’s Manson’s take on society as a whole, using the 2016 election drama as a backdrop.
“Either way tomorrow goes, the visuals are meant to create contemplation,” he told The Daily Beast on Monday, the night before the big election. “Because it’s obviously bigger than just tomorrow… It’s about the desperate acts of people who believe something that is preached by an unbeliever.
“Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus and a sideshow — and that’s something that I’ve been described as a ringleader of,” he added. “It seems like a time for me as an artist, and as an American artist, to make something that causes a new set of questions to arise that aren’t simply statements.”
While we’re on the topic of Trump in pop culture, Manson’s creation isn’t the only thing he’s popped up in lately. Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead spotted a Trump zombie in a recent episode of the show.
— Rachel (@rachelehara) November 7, 2016
It doesn’t bode well for the United States if the president-elect isn’t able to make it through the zombie apocalypse. Just sayin.’
Do you think Manson went too far in his gruesome new video for “SAY10”?
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