In the wake of Paris Jackson's tragic suicide attempt yesterday, a plethora of people are reaching out to offer their help and support. They include somewhat creepy offers, such as those coming from Conrad Murray, but also surprisingly sweet ones like this from rocker Marilyn Manson.
Today Manson told TMZ that whenever Paris comes to his concert he's going to treat her like a VIP. He also sent this message for Paris: "I hope you feel better. You will be on my guest list anytime you want."
It isn't as random as it might seem. As details of her suicide have continued to pour in, one source said that the final straw that led her to take the pills and cut herself was the fact that she wasn't allowed to go to one of Manson's concerts. So his offer is sweet ... it just feels a bit wrong.
Whether his concert was the final tipping point or not, reports paint a picture of deeply troubled girl. A missed concert may have made her angry enough to finally take action, but it didn't cause the depression she'd been reportedly dealing with since her dad's death. Manson's offer makes it seems like her problems are simpler and less serious than they are.
Also, while I'm not sure who told her she couldn't go to the concert, Manson's offer seems like a slam to him or her. That person likely has enough guilt right now as it is. And frankly, we don't know even know if it's true that his concert had anything to do with it for a fact.
Finally, while I don't believe he intended to, it does glamorize her suicide attempt in a way. She tried to kill herself so now she's a VIP?
The whole thing just leaves me uncomfortable. I don't doubt that Manson's intentions were anything but good, but I wish he would have just stopped at saying, "I hope you feel better."
What do you think of Marilyn Mason's offer to Paris Jackson?
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