Paper Magazine's Kim Kardashian feature #broketheInternet last year, and the Marilyn Manson cover for the publication's latest issue sure as hell isn't going to rebuild it. If anything, the Internet is sinking deeper into degradation and decay as Manson smiles a Joker-esq grin at us.
The 46-year-old rocker, who fronts the eponymous band Marilyn Manson, has had his fair share of controversy, often surrounding his high-profile relationships (Rose McGowan, Dita Von Teese and Evan Rachel Wood) and public feuds (Billy Corgan, Courtney Love). He opens up about his past, present and future in the accompanying article.
However creepy this Marilyn Manson cover is, it's also kind of comforting in its consistency. What I'm trying to say is, you'll never have to worry about Marilyn Manson waking up one day and deciding not to put on eyeliner or freaking everybody out.
The Marilyn Manson Cover for Paper Magazine is Mildly Frightening
1. Shocking Magazine Covers - Papers Magazine's daring and controversial covers are pushing the boundaries of traditional magazine editorials.
2. Rockers as Icons - Featuring rock stars like Marilyn Manson on magazine covers is creating a new trend of blending music and fashion in the media.
3. Embracing Edginess - The popularity of macabre and disturbing imagery in the media shows a growing acceptance and fascination with unconventional aesthetics.
1. Fashion - The fashion industry can tap into the shock value and edginess of these magazine covers to create bold and attention-grabbing campaigns.
2. Publishing - Magazine publishers can explore new ways to engage readers by embracing controversial topics and featuring unconventional cover stars.
3. Music - The music industry can create partnerships with fashion magazines to enhance the image of rock stars and expose them to a wider audience.