Recently, we pointed out the remarkable physical similarities between Marilyn “Shock Rocker” Manson and Michelle “Bombshell” McGee, and it seems that Manson has already grown tired of hearing such trite comparisons:
Sure, both their first and last names begin with the letter M, but it’s pretty clear Marilyn Manson doesn’t want the comparisons to Michelle “Bombshell” McGee to go any further than that.
“I’m starting to feel that people are saying I’m Lady Gaga and also that Jesse James woman,” the shock rocker told E! News at the 2nd Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show Thursday night in L.A. “I’m starting to feel insulted, ’cause I don’t want to look like either one of them.”
However, Manson is quick to point out that, when it comes to Gaga, he does have the utmost respect for her as an artist… “I think she’s very funny and creative,” said the singer. “I did a remix with her.” No word on his respect level for Bombshell.
Honestly, I’m not sure how the Lady Gaga namedroppng figures into this story other than the fact that both Gaga and Manson tend to present themseves in an androgynous light (and he probably secretly hopes to be mistaken for Gaga). However, Manson couldn’t truly be offended by comparisons to McGee, with whom he has much more in common than just mutual creepy physical appearances: (A) McGee and Manson both came to “fame” the easy way — through controversial means; (B) McGee and Manson are both into the adultery (he was married to Dita von Teese while banging Evan Rachel Wood, and now he’s hilariously engaged to the latter) thing; (C) McGee and Manson both display a revolting affinity for Nazi memorabilia and regalia. Manson’s fixation even includes shaving a swastika into Swedish pornstar Stoya’s pubes as well as the collection of “[s]wastika wall tiles with matching custom rugs and Nazi government coat hangers owned by Adolf Hitler.” Further, there’s the whole hat issue, with Manson clearly modifying the peaked cap of the Waffen-SS uniform in the above McGee/Manson comparison image. Manson has also appropriated a single rune for his own insignia, which is a not-so-subtle throwback to the SS runes that were adopted by Nazi units beginning in 1933 and are illustrated below by the British Free Corps (c/o the Nazi Ministry of Information) insignia:
Quite creatively, Manson also pairs the peaked cap with a coat that’s remarkably similar (yet strategically modified, naturally) to the British Free Corps uniform, among others:
Now, Manson can’t seriously refute these similarities between he and “that Jesse James woman,” and it’s really hard to believe he’d be anything but flattered by just getting his name mentioned in such “controversial” tones, but if that’s really the case… perhaps Manson would welcome a return to the more sophisticated Paul Pfieffer similitudes? Well, that could be arranged, but only if Manson decides to drop all of the neo-Nazi bullshit.