Inheritor of the multi-millionare Hearst(publishing company)fortune, Patty is mainly known for her 18-month kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. While kidnapped, she was often bound and held in a very small, dark area. When not bound she was brainwashed by her kidnappers into thinking she was one of them and went on to "officialy" become a member and assist in robbing a bank. After she was rescued she went to trial and sided with her kidnappers, as well as admitting to doing Marijuana and insulting her parents. This landed her in almost two years of jail, mainly for robbing a bank, but she was commuted by President Jimmy Carter and later pardoned by President Bill Clinton so she could write a book about her travels with the SLA.
Although I understand that being brainwashed will affect your way of thinking, there is no possible way to not know that you are doing a bad deed when robbing a bank. I mean come on. Patty Hearst you're not fooling anyone.
A really, REALLY smart guy who knows how to get his message out. And when teenagers stopped listening to him because they thought he wasn't "intense" enough, Manson overcommercialized himself! Although this gave him a bad name in many people's eyes, true fans of his music know what he's trying to do, and take the time to understand and respect that. And his concerts are really good and creative!
If you don't like Marilyn Manson for his music that's fine, but if you refuse to take the time to understand it and judge him right off the back that's not.