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Marilyn Manson Shares Valentine's Day Photos (February 14, 2024) - Some Possible Meanings Behind Recent Manson Imagery

The day prior to Valentine's Day, Lindsay posted some of her photos in anticipation, but on February 14th itself Manson posted photos of himself taken by Lindsay. The first thing he did was change his profile photo on all his social media to the image at the top of this page, then he posted the following photo:     The last time Manson changed his profile photo was on May 15, 2023 with the caption: "I’ve got something for you to hear," and I pointed out some of the relevant imagery of that photo. May 15th is the wedding anniversary of Manson and Lindsay. Now we have another profile change on February 14th, Valentine's Day, which besides all the historical Manson symbolism behind the day, can also be seen as another occasion for Manson and Lindsay to celebrate their love. And of course, both photos were taken by Lindsay. The latest profile picture has no accompanying caption, so let's take a closer look at it and see what significance there may be to it. To break

Marilyn Manson's Biggest Regret

Throughout his career, Marilyn Manson has been asked by various interviewers about things he regrets, and in lyrics of his songs he has talked about both regretting and not regretting, but the last time he was asked about his regrets was in 2019, in an interview for the German magazine Numero Homme Berlin (Spring/Summer 2019) for which he graced the cover. I translated his response below:

Sina Braetz: Looking back, what do you regret most about your life?

Marilyn Manson: I regret that I was naive enough to let people believe that my kindness was weakness and that I allowed them to take advantage of it. Many people believed that I was actually stupid or naive because I was so friendly and they betrayed me. But that was my fault, not theirs. That's why I regret not having been competent enough to understand that my desire to have companionable friendship - or whatever you want to call it - to have friends or family, made me make a lot of mistakes that I wish I hadn't made. But I learned from it and try not to repeat these mistakes.

To me, this can be interpreted in a few relevant ways. I won't explore what it could specifically refer to, since he didn't get into the details. But I do think there is a lot of truth to it, and there are quite a few examples where I know this could be applied, both in his past romantic relationships and his friendships. It is certainly seen in the various accusations made against him in the past few years, especially when accusers have twisted the truth to interpret an act of kindness from years ago into a heinous crime that is absolutely baseless. And it should not be lost on us how quickly and unquestionably many associated with him were to embrace these accusers falsehoods when they became public, adding to the betrayals in an unprecedented way beyond what he was referring to in 2019.