Marilyn Manson and Moral Panic: Marilyn Manson is often negatively represented in the mainstream media as he is perceived as deviant due to his use of style – black clothing and heavy makeup and satanic worshiping song lyrics. Due to this use of style and his appearance, Marilyn Manson was perceived as a threat to wider society’s values, which meant a moral panic occurred.
Youth subcultures such as punk which are very in-your-face are often stereotyped as being violent and used as a scapegoat instead of looking at the real issues behind such violence. Hence why parents and other adults warn young people to stay away from those involved in the punk subculture lest they fall prey to their apparent violence.This moral panic was largely based on the misinformation that listening to loud, angry music can cause violent young people. (read comment section)