At this point, we know basically all of Hollywood and the music industry is #WithHer, but Marilyn Manson has taken that one step further, as he does. Today, the Antichrist Superstar released a preview of his “SAY10” music video, where he eats pages of the bible and beheads Donald Trump. Directed by Tyler Shields, the clip shows Manson proudly standing beside a headless Trump, following the singer’s signature themes of anti-Christian rhetoric and violence.
But the video is not a declaration of support for Hillary Clinton.
“For me, I voted once the last time and I’m not going to vote this time because I don’t like either choice,” Manson told The Daily Beast. “That doesn’t make me a coward or make me a failure as an American because I don’t want to make a choice—I want to be a part of not choosing on this one. I just don’t agree with either pile of shit that’s on the menu. It’s cat shit and dog shit. I mean, I like cats, but one turns into white dog shit and one turns into cat litter. I’m going to go with no shits.”
The shock rocker also believes, as an artist, his power lies in his art—as opposed to the slew of celebrity support for Clinton we’ve seen over the last few weeks.
“I don’t think that, as an artist, I can make as much of a difference voting as I can the commentaries I make in music on my next record, Say10,” he said. “I understand that you could say I’m not helping stop [Trump], but I think he’s going to help himself stop it. Obviously someone who’s more politically trained is a better choice, in theory, but it’s such a fuckfest. That’s the best description: it’s a fuckfest.”
While “SAY10” might not be an outright political statement, its message is pretty clear. And for someone like Manson, who’s made a career out of controversy, we’d expect no less.
Watch the “SAY10” preview, below.