Why was Marilyn Manson at 'Donda' event? Fans utterly 'disappointed' with Kanye West
The third listening event for Kanye West's much-hyped upcoming album 'Donda' got embroiled in controversy for a number of reasons, two main to be precise — Marilyn Manson and DaBaby. In an unexpected surprise, West brought sexual abuse-accused Marilyn Manson and homophobia-accused rapper DaBaby out on the stage, among others. They went on to accompany him during his performance at the Soldier Field stadium in Chicago on Thursday, August 26.
However, Kanye West's fans, who have been eagerly awaiting Donda's release for months, were particularly disappointed at this problematic step. In fact, some of them even termed his stance as a "sh***y commentary on cancel culture." West also got brutally trolled for making DaBaby rap a verse of his new song, which was originally supposed to be performed by his good friend Jay-Z.
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In some sort of shitty commentary on "cancel culture," Kanye West made the conscious decision of appearing alongside Marilyn Manson (an alleged sexual predator) and DaBaby (a homophobe) at his Donda listening party: https://t.co/2F5C49psRK pic.twitter.com/qCHde1LVoZ— Consequence (@consequence) August 27, 2021
Legendary rock singer Marilyn Manson has been a magnet to controversies throughout his rollercoaster career, but the world deliberately its eyes and only saw what Manson wanted them to see. In early 2021, several actresses and other women accused Marilyn Manson of sexual abuse and assault, here's looking back at those times when Manson openly discredited everything that rock music stands for.
Actress and his former partner Evan Rachel Woods accused Manson of grooming her as a teenager and abusing her "horrifically" for years. 'Game of Thrones' actress Esme Bianco claimed that Manson raped and electrocuted her, while also bruising her with a 'Nazi knife'. Musician Phoebe Bridges shockingly revealed the existence of a "rape room" at Manson's house where he allegedly inflicted sexual violence on many women. The goth singer's ex-assistant Ashley Walters also sued him for sexual assault and battery. Photographer Erica Von Stein has accused him of playing a warped sex game where he "forced female fans" to strip and rated their breasts and hips.
Though Manson is yet to face any criminal charges, an investigation is ongoing while the singer's alleged acts have been condemned by his fan brigade worldwide. At such a time, Kanye West offering him a share of the limelight was not taken lightly by social media users.
"Kanye West has no excuse for bringing Marilyn Manson out tonight. I am so incredibly disappointed in him as a person right now. #DONDA," a user tweeted.
Another fan wrote, "I didn't have Kanye West vibing with Marilyn Manson before lighting himself on fire on me 2021 bingo card...."
"Kanye West trynna tell push a Christian album with Marilyn Manson in there lmaooo i think we got Illuminati Kanye back #Donda," a third fan tweeted, while a fourth one chimed in, "NO SERIOUSLY SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY MARILYN MANSON IS STANDING NEXT TO KANYE IN THIS LISTENING PARTY"
Kanye West has no excuse for bringing Marilyn Manson out tonight. I am so incredibly disappointed in him as a person right now. #DONDA— Dave Rhinna (@MetalDave815) August 27, 2021
I didn't have Kanye West vibing with Marilyn Manson before lighting himself on fire on me 2021 bingo card.... pic.twitter.com/Q8ZVVnfK0Z— Mr. Krabs 🦀 (@MinisterKrabs) August 27, 2021
Kanye West trynna tell push a Christian album with Marilyn Manson in there lmaooo i think we got Illuminati Kanye back #Donda pic.twitter.com/5AVHLRJSdM— im just a walking black af1’s (G Herbo’s agent) (@mair2x) August 27, 2021
NO SERIOUSLY SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO ME WHY MARILYN MANSON IS STANDING NEXT TO KANYE IN THIS LISTENING PARTY pic.twitter.com/Deym8MBdSL— hazel (@hazelpoppin) August 27, 2021
The 'Runaway' rapper is yet to issue any statement about offering a platform to alleged sexual predator Marilyn Manson.