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In the wake of Charles Manson’s death on Sunday, many have taken to twitter to memorialize his victims.
Charles Manson, the leader of the infamous Manson Family cult, died yesterday of natural causes. Manson was serving several life sentences at the Corcoran State Prison for his role in the murder of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, in the summer of 1969.
Manson grew his cult by distorting the messages of 60’s pop culture icons, famously saying that the Beatles song Helter Skelter foretold a race war in America. Manson became an example of how people can manipulate any idea to push their agenda.
While Manson’s disturbing influence has managed to last into the 21st century, some are choosing to memorialize his victims rather than putting the spotlight on him
Let Us Remember The Victims. #SharonTate #PaulRichardPolanski#StephenParent #AbigailFolger #JaySebring #WojciechFrykowski #LenoLaBianca #RosemaryLaBianca #CharlesManson #MansonMurders pic.twitter.com/K1AHXCEE9I
— ⚖Krystal Bradsher⚖️ (@STARING_KRYSTAL) 20 November 2017
I think it’s important to remember at this hour the true icon and wonderful being that was Sharon Tate. Those who try to snuff out the light deserve no recognition, even in death and especially not for their crimes against women and innocents. #SharonTate #RememberTate pic.twitter.com/5PzHAAWRfB
— Puffy (@kaizerqueen) 16 November 2017
Anyone who uses the term RIP with regard to Charles Manson is getting automatically blocked by me.#SharonTate #AbigailAnnFolger #WojciechFrykowski #StevenEarlParent#JaySebring#LenoLaBianca #RosemaryLaBianca pic.twitter.com/CVMDGIYiIl
— Nolene Dougan (@NoleneDougan) 20 November 2017
Some have chosen to romanticize his death, further proving pop culture’s ability to manipulate image. Those tweeting messages of remembrance for the victims hope they will drown out anyone who seeks to glorify Manson’s crimes.
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