Marilyn Manson appeared to suffer another onstage meltdown in New York on Feb. 15 – and it led to an accusation of harassment from House actress Charlyne Yi, who said video of the event, and Manson fans’ reactions, had been a “triggering” experience.
Manson was completing a run of shows that had been rescheduled as a result of his stage accident last year. Newsday reported that, when he appeared at the Paramount Theatre in Huntingdon, NY, he only managed to deliver a handful of songs before throwing away his microphone, accusing the audience of not loving him, and walking off. Video footage (below) shows him performing with his back to the crowd and appearing to be unhappy.
In response to the news, Yi wrote a series of tweets in which she claimed she and others had endured unacceptable treatment from the shock-rocker in 2012. “Ugh don’t even get me started on Marilyn Manson,” she wrote. “Yes this happened a long time ago – on the last season of House he came on set to visit because he was a huge fan of the show & he harassed just about every woman asking us if we were going to scissor, rhino & called me a China man.” She added: “I genuinely hope he gets help.”
In another tweet she said: “It’s so triggering to see people come up on the internet who have harassed you. And then when you talk about the incidents you become known as the person tied to the harasser. And that’s just your name from now on. It almost overrides who you are.” Yi appeared to have deactivated her Twitter account after reporting that she’d received a backlash from Manson fans, saying: “It’s fun when you say someone harassed you and then it’s followed by folks harassing you. I wonder if humans will ever get better.”
Manson returned to stage the following night, performing in New Jersey, where Stereogum reported that he called the city a “s**thole,” and mooned the audience. His tour in support of latest album Heaven Upside Down is set to continue in Mexico on May 5.
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