These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Fanon: The rumour that Manson had his two bottom ribs removed in order to perform DIY blowjobs. This has persisted despite the fact that an operation of this kind would probably be fatal, and no doctor on earth would agree to perform it. That, the Wonder Years rumor, the "killing puppies" rumor, and the "Manson is actually a chick" rumors still exist to this day.
Foe Yay: To this day, Manson and his first guitarist, Daisy Berkowitz, never miss a chance to be nasty about each other, whether it's bashing each other in interviews or dragging the other into court for any reason.
Not to mention that Manson's autobiography is peppered with constant denigrating comments about Daisy's sex life.
Amazingly enough, as of November 2011 Daisy and Marilyn have reconciled and are on speaking terms again.
Hell Is That Noise: "In the Shadow of the Valley of Death" opens with the sound of a woman and a baby screaming, accompanied by gunfire.
Ho Yay: Manson tends to have a lot with his bassists, Gidget Gein, Twiggy Ramirez and Tim Skold, respectively.
It's Popular, Now It Sucks: They're a metal band that got well known in the mainstream. Of course there will be a section of fans who will immediately brand them as sell-outs!
Mis-blamed: The whole Columbine affair. As it happened, the killers didn't listen to Marilyn Manson at all, they only bought one of Marilyn Manson's albums, and they thought he was a sellout and a poseur. Even if they had listened to him, it would have been a significant stretch to put that as the reason for them picking up a gun and going crazy. However, in cases like this, someone has to be the bad guy, and when it came out that the culprits were metal fans, right-wing America jumped to the most notorious current band they could think of — Marilyn Manson (largely ignoring such bands as KMFDM and Rammstein, which they did listen to). In the end, it got so bad that Marilyn had to come out and attempt to bat back the rumours, which he did well considering the overwhelming tide of outrage he was up against.
Well, some people in the U.S. accused KMFDM for the shooting, and it doesn't help that band are from Germany.
Not that it makes it any less of an outrage, but something like this was probably to be expected given what the name Mansonis associated with in America.
Moment Of Awesome: When Marilyn Manson (the person) went on The O'Reilly Factor and managed to get Bill O'Reilly, the man who would sooner shout over his guests than let them get their point across, to shut up for five seconds.
Musically, when he gets thousands of fans to tell the cops and protesters to basically fuck off during "lunchbox" on "The Last Tour on Earth" live album.
[Holy Wood] was initially a commercial disappointment, garnering first week sales of 117,000 units and a peak charting position at No.13 on the Billboard 200. However, with worldwide sales of over 9 million copies, as of 2011, the album has become one of the most successful of Marilyn Manson's career.