Marilyn Manson does not care about V-Tech Shooting

Picked up this story from seriouslyomg:

Entertainment Wise recently interviewed Marilyn Manson and asked him about the Virgina Tech shootings and he said feels it is pointless to waste emotions on the incident. He went on to say, “It all seems very manufactured to me in the way that there’s candlelight vigils but I haven’t seen anyone crying. Not one single person crying. Someone said to me yesterday ‘I’m sure you’re full of mixed emotions’. I’m not. I don’t really care. I don’t know anyone involved in it. If you lose emotion, and you gain it back, you realise that hate and love are very important to distribute properly. So I am not going to waste any kind of emotion on things that aren’t related to me” He went on to explain, “It doesn’t mean that you have to be insensitive or cold, or have no sort of empathy. It just means that when you do have an emotion, make it extreme.”Do you think he has this sort of adverse reaction because in the past he’s been “blamed” for similar incidents?

And I personally don’t think you had to know someone involved to have any sort of emotional reaction. It was horrifying to me because it happened on a normal college campus– which is supposed to be a safe place. It just one of those universal eye-openers that makes you realize anything could happen if someone stops adhering to that unspoken social contract.

And emotions don’t have to be extreme. Why can’t they just be what they are? Amplifying an emotion in order to “get the distribution right” seems pretty damn manufactured to me.

Also, if you think I’m putting a picture of Manson in this post, you’re out of your mind. He’s a beast. I have substituted with this: