What Is Wrong With Marilyn Manson’s Eyes?

Marylyn Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, is famously known for having different colored eyes.

There have been many rumors surrounding the reason behind it. Absurd stories have been written, and most of them turned out to be myths.

So, what is the real reason behind his bizarre eyes?  Read on to find out. 

Who is Marilyn Manson?

Marilyn Manson is a multi-skilled American artist. He is a rockstar, songwriter, producer, writer, painter, and caricature of many controversies.

His stage name, Marilyn Manson, was inspired by combining the names of two people: Marylin Monroe, who was an actress, and Charles Manson, a cult leader. 

He co-founded a band named Marilyn Mason in 1989, of which he is the lead singer. His music style is mainly industrial metal, industrial rock, hard rock, and alternative rock. 

Marilyn Manson’s Trademark makeup look

One of the remarkable things about Manson is his spooky, occultist intense makeup looks that he is always wearing.

He shaved off his eyebrows entirely to allow him to express creativity in his make-up.  He is always spotted wearing bold gothic looks, which stand out even more with his different colored eyes. 

Rumors about Manson’s Eyes

Outrageous stories have been told about the origin of Manson’s different colored eyes. Some sources claimed that he had some pigments removed from his eyes so that he could see in black and white. How astonishing is that?

Some rumors claimed that Manson injected heroin into his eyeball, leading to total vision loss and removal of his eye! Well, it turns out this is just one of the myths going around. 

Manson admitted to being a drug user and doing peculiar things such as shoving needles underneath his fingernails to inflict pain. But he certainly did not inject heroin into his eyeball.

What is wrong with Marilyn Manson’s eyes?

The truth behind his peculiar eyes is that he wears a different color of contact lens. This is in honor of David Bowie, whom he idolized.

Bowie was an English Rockstar who influenced Mason’s style of music a great deal. He suffered an eye condition called Anisocoria.

As a result, his pupils were dilated permanently and creating an illusion of having different colored eyes.  Marilyn Mason is just paying tribute to the iconic David Bowie.


Marilyn Manson thrives in controversy. He is a self-declared Antichrist and Satanist.  He is constantly finding new antics to amuse his followers. In addition to his bizarre behavior, Manson is accused by several people of assault and s*xual abuse.

His top albums include ‘Portrait of the American Family,’ ‘Antichrist Superstar” and ‘Mechanical Animals,’ released in the 90s.  He has been said to be a negative influence on young people. His music is linked to the 1999 Columbine massacre. Mason denied claims that the shooters were motivated by his works. 

Final Thoughts

Despite being boycotted and protested, the Goth rockstar has achieved success in his music and writing careers.

His most popular album is Mechanical Animals which was ranked number 1 on the billboards. In addition, he has co-authored several books and starred in several films.