Marilyn Manson bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo) has posted the following on Facebook about Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, and Kurt Cobain:
I hate music suicides, not only because they destroyed their families, but they took so much Beauty away from the rest of us.
I know I’m being selfish, but weren’t they?
I criticized these people, because I can’t believe they did this to their families, because they did this to us.
I just want to let suicidal people know that they are not just hurting themselves, and that you should get help before you hurt those around you by your own selfish actions.
I understand that when you are totally suicidal, nothing counts except you ending your own pain, but please, get help.
Your life is important, even if you don’t feel it is, it is important to those that love you. I know that it’s hard to think of when you are desperate and in pain, but please, try and think of how your behavior affects others.
I don’t want to reward suicide with Glory or sadness, lest I make it more common. If I am sometimes too critical, it is because I want to stop this plague upon the human spirit and upon the families and fans.[metalwani_content_ad]
You can hate me all you want, but if I stop one person from killing themselves, I guess it’s okay. But if one more person kills themselves because of what I say, I guess that is the way the chips will fall. I know this is self ingratiating, but I have to be myself.
We are all similar but not identical, and whenever I am in my darkest place, when I want to end my self, I think about what that will do to those I love, and it stops me everytime.
Your life is not just about you, your life is about those who love you and whom you love.
I have an immense amount of love for Kurt and Chris and Chester, but I don’t want to encourage that sort of behavior. I am also saddened by the fact that they have deprived all of us of their talents… I just wish there was something we could have done to have stopped them. And so I will try, even if it may not be appropriate.
Perhaps I am making it worse? I can only try.
Whether you hate me or not, if you are suicidal, seriously, get professional help as soon as possible, before you hurt the people you love and who love you.
We must use whatever works, be they carrots or sticks, anything that makes someone pause before they end their lives needlessly is a good thing.
I have clearly been way too offensive in my Approach, and I apologize for that, but I really do not want any more suicides, especially when you are living in a first world nation , not starving to death…
Sadly enough, those starving to death rarely commit suicide, they more often commit murder or they die in poverty.
If you are going to kill yourself, could you please leave all of your property to someone who is starving?
Now I don’t want you to kill yourself, but if you’re going to do so, at least make your last gesture helpful to someone else.
I love these men, and it hurts me so much to see them gone from this Earth too soon by their own hand.
And so in my pain, I react with hate and violence, as evil brings evil.
I clearly can’t say this enough, but people need to know that when they take their own lives, they hurt many more than themselves.
And sometimes, I feel that is their goal, not these people in particular, but some people actually commit suicide in order to hurt others because that is their last attempt at violence.