This is what happens when you put Marilyn Manson’s face on a t-shirt without asking.
“Honestly, I totally thought we hit it off.” – Justin Bieber to Marilyn MansonWhen Marilyn Manson stopped by the Howard Stern Show recently, t-shirts topped the conversation. Specifically, Beiber’s “Bigger Than God” t-shirt from his Purpose World Tour with Marilyn Manson printed on the front. Created by fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, the Marilyn Manson shit was a top seller at Barney’s New York. There was just one problem: Manson didn’t agree to have his face appear on the T-shirt. When the two ran into one another, the conversation left Manson upset and Bieber conciliatory according to Billboard magazine:
“I ran into him in some fancy bar where a lot of celebrities—a word that I despise—go. I saw a little girl in a pink hoodie with blond hair, and it turns out to be Bieber,” Manson told Billboard. “I sit down, and I say, ‘Hey, so you wore my shirt and everything onstage.’ He was one of those touchy people that hit you when they talk, and he comes up to about dick height. Then he goes, ‘I made you relevant again.'” That didn’t sit well with Manson.
Stern shared text messages from Beiber over the radio, “Again, my bad. If I was an a–hole, that wasn’t my intention. Just want you to know that.”We are cool,” Stern said reading Manson’s text. In the text exchange, Manson promises that they’re “good,” but following the Stern’s public reading of the texts, it might seem Manson is still smarting from Bieber’s “relevant” statement. T-shirts matter and it’s unlikely this will ever really fade away. Manson did get paid for the use of his image, so maybe that will eventually be enough.