While most of us have been celebrating the death of Charles Manson, there’s at least one person who is saddened by his loss. System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian publicly revealed his thoughts about the passing of the leader of the ‘60s murderous cult at 83 on his social media page.
“Very sad to hear the news about Charles Manson’s death. During the time I was writing the Toxicity album, Manson’s interviews and music were a big influence on me as an artist. I titled the song #ATWA after Manson’s environmental organization. My interest was in the way he articulated his thoughts and his views on society, not in the murders. The painting in this photo is one I asked my dad to paint with the Charles Manson theme, which I later used as the art for the #ScarsOnBroadway song ‘Fucking’ that was released through limited vinyl. #charlesmanson #mansonfamily”
Later, he commented under the same post:
“If all you know about Manson is what you’ve be sold by the media , I don’t blame you for you negative comments. But the other side of Manson was that he was a song writer who’s song “Look at your Game” was covered by Guns n Roses. Manson also had very valid view points on the society and the environment that even some of you people who are calling me disgusting couldn’t argue with if you took the time to look into his interviews. I would say you would be the disgusting ones if you disagree with him on some of these topics. If Manson was just some idiot who killed people he wouldn’t inspire me in any way. I don’t back murders or murderers in any way shape or form!!!!!Manson was a Genius who could articulate his thoughts in very clever ways. That was the Manson who affected me as an artist. For all of you who say your happy he is dead and he should burn in your imaginary Hell, Your the ones who should be ashamed of yourselves. You seam to be just as bad with your thoughts as the murderers you same that you hate so much!!!!”
For those who are interested to know more about Manson’s death and his diabolical history, you can read all about that here.