Marilyn Manson points fake gun at crowd during San Bernardino concert

Posted at 9:25 AM, Nov 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-06 10:26:41-05

While performing at a concert near San Bernardino, California on Sunday, rock star Marilyn Manson pointed a fake rifle at concertgoers.

Manson, who was performing Sunday at a venue in Devore — a town 10 miles north of San Bernardino — mounted a microphone atop an orange-tipped rifle and performed a song while pretending to spray the crowd with bullets, according to video published by TMZ.



San Bernardino was the site of a 2015 mass shooting in which 15 people were killed. Manson's show also came just hours after 26 people were killed at a church near San Antonio, Texas.

Video showed Manson performing on a wheelchair, stemming from a September injury in which he was forced to cut a concert short after a stage prop fell on top of him, crushing his leg.

Manson is well-known as a provocateur, using his concerts to shock audience members.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.