OH GOOD – Serial killer Charles Manson’s supposed budding romance with a woman 53 years his junior has been allegedly exposed as a money-making scheme.
According to journalist Daniel Simone, 27-year old Afton Elaine Burton, now known as Star, was hoping that she would gain possession of Manson’s corpse through marriage so she and a couple of friends could put it on display in a glass case in LA.
They apparently thought the Lenin’s Tomb-esque attraction would draw a huge number of visitors and make them a lot of money.
But Manson, 80, apparently got wind of the plan and now no longer wants to marry Burton. “He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone told The NY Post. The tourist attraction was also something of a non-starter because Manson believes he is immortal.
“He feels he will never die,” Simone added. “Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.” Manson and Burton’s marriage license expired on Thursday, though Burton apparently remains hopeful that it will be renewed.
Well I guess love is dead. If Charles Manson and his 53 years younger lover can’t make it then nobody can. That’s the gist of it. Of course, there’s also a lot more to love about this story. Firstly, is it THAT surprising that a a 27 year old woman who wanted to marry Charles god damn Manson turned out be some kind of corpse preserving weirdo? I never thought it would end in a corpse tourist attraction but I can’t honestly say I’m surprised. Also, how about Charles Manson only calling off the wedding because he feels like the corpse tourist attraction is a stupid idea because he thinks he’s never going to die. OF COURSE Charles Manson think he’s immortal. That’s actually the one thing that makes sense about this entire thing. And you know what? He might be immortal. That might be the universe’s final FU to us. Make Charles Manson immortal so we can never pay $50 to see his corpse on display.