The last we saw of Marilyn Manson, he was terrorizing our childhoods by sporting Mickey Mouse ears on the cover of Paper magazine's latest issue. However, it looks like the Terry Richardson-shot pictorial shows a rare glimpse into the controversial shock-rocker's softer side. In a series of photos that Richardson posted on his Tumblr site, Marilyn Manson poses with his dad Hugh Warner in full makeup and the results are oddly sweet and surprisingly sentimental.
Set aside the fact that the super creepy and problematic Richardson photographed them and you are left with a set of truly heartwarming photographs of a son bonding with his father. Even while wearing his signature goth makeup and clothing, Manson comes off completely raw and open, especially in a shot where he covers his face in embarrassment while his dad, a Vietnam veteran, proceeds to grab his own crotch and flip the camera off. Rockers — they're just like us!
Like goth father, like son.
Images: Paper Magazine