Marilyn Manson Threatens Journalists

Music editors better watch their pens. Shock rocker Marilyn Manson has threatened to attack any journalists who write negative things about him or his controversial band.

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Marilyn — whose real name is Brian Warner — took to his MySpace blog this week to warn writers to keep their fonts shut.

“If one more ‘journalist’ makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans’ help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech,” Marilyn wrote cryptically.

“I dare you all to write one more thing that you won’t say to my face. Because I will make you say it. “In that manner. That is a threat.”

His statement is thought to be a response to a recent interview in L.A. Weekly, in which a writer suggested that Manson is addicted to cocaine and is nothing like his onstage goth persona. In 1998, Marilyn Manson was accused of inviting music magazine editor Craig Marks backstage at a concert and assaulting him.

The charges were later dropped.