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Paul Stanley: Marilyn Manson Is ‘Pathetic’ for Connecting Himself to Charles Manson’s Death

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Paul Stanley has struck out against Marilyn Manson, calling the shock rocker “pathetic” for sharing a link to where he covers a song by the infamous cult leader who died this past Sunday (Nov. 19) at the age of 83.

“Pathetic when somebody who’s career never really took off is desperate enough to try for publicity by connecting himself to the news of a murdering scumbag’s death,” the Kiss co-founder tweeted yesterday (Nov. 20). He was referring to Manson’s take on the Charles Manson composition “Sick City,” which he tweeted a link to the same day as the killer’s death.

Marilyn Manson, of course, took his stage moniker by combining the contrasting good and evil aspects of actress Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson’s names. Back in 2012, Charles Manson sent Marilyn Manson a brief but rambling handwritten note from prison.

Charles Manson was accused of being the mastermind behind a string of murders in 1969 that left seven people dead, including actress Sharon Tate. While he himself didn’t carry out any of the slayings, it was alleged that he convinced his followers, later dubbed the “Manson Family,” to carry them out on his behalf.

Though he was sentenced to death following a high profile trial, Manson would end up serving life in prison when the state of California abolished the death penalty in 1972. His death over the weekend was due to natural causes, according to the California Department of Corrections.

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