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Local kid, Alex Simons (8) has just come back from a family holiday at Noosa with some really edgy rumours.
While hanging out with some kids of the same age that he met on the beach, Alex was informed of the international schoolyard urban myth about the American musician, Marilyn Manson.
According to these random kids from Queensland, the 47-year-old Industrial Rock/Heavy Metal musician once had two of his own ribs surgically removed so that he would be able to suck his own dick.
“Its true,” he says.
“These kids told me in Noosa,”
Marilyn Manson (Brian Hugh Warner) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, actor and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which is a stage name that was formed by juxtaposing the names of two opposing American pop cultural icons; actress Marilyn Monroe and cult leader Charles Manson.
The urban myth that Marilyn Manson has had two ribs removed so that he could suck his own dick has been alive and strong in schoolyards for many decades now, and despite the rockstar denying this rumour many times over – it is still alive and strong.
“He also eats puppies on stage,” says Alex.
“He skins them first and then eats them. He also ate a bat,”
However, after a long career dedicated to confusing and intimidating the middle classes of the Western World, Marilyn Manson has no option other than to just let these rumours continue, as it is completely his fault for pushing his alter-ego to the point where people would actually believe it.
“Yeah, it’s all my fault,” he says.
“Kids were saying this two-ribs thing before the internet even came around. It’s probably one of the most generally accepted made-up stories in the world.”
“It’s probably what I’m going to be remembered for. It’s still roaring through the schoolyards to this day.”