If you start calling members of my audience who wear black or whatever, if you start labeling them “gothic,” which may infer some sort of geeky, stupid kid — well, that’s insulting… and outrageous. My audience are […] the sort of people that are looking for alternatives to boring, sterile, middle-class culture. They’re into things like poetry or looking into other realms of themselves. […] But, what are you calling “gothic”? Tell me. […]
If you’re talking about most of the Marilyn Manson audience… they’re white, middle-class, sort of fucked-up kids. They’re not “goths”.