Marilyn Manson Wants to Be Johnny Depp’s Running Mate
Actor and occasional musician Johnny Depp hasn't shown any desire to run for office, but should he seek the presidency, he may have already found a willing running mate. In a new interview, Marilyn Manson has volunteered for the job.
Speaking to NME, Manson said that he would only go into politics "if Johnny Depp is president and I’m the vice-president. ... [W]e’d set new holidays for sure. Johnny Depp Day, Marilyn Manson Day. I wouldn’t live in the White House… It’s too white and too stupid-looking.”
Even though Manson, on the eve of the 2016 election, released a since-deleted video where he appeared to suggest decapitating Donald Trump, he now added that Trump's presidency "doesn’t worry me any more than any of the other Presidents. The only President I ever voted for was Barack Obama. Just because I thought it was such a unique period in history that I wanted to do it just so that I could say I’d done it. I didn’t really think that my vote would make a difference.”
Manson told NME that he didn't vote last year "[b]ecause I’d have had to get up early,” although he had a different take back in November. "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," he said.
That next album is almost upon us. Heaven Upside Down will come out Oct. 6. Earlier this week, he unveiled its second single, "KILL4ME," which followed "We Know Where You F---ing Live." Manson had originally planned to title the record SAY10 and release it this past Valentine's Day.
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