Still, although Manson initially appeared to be perturbed by the pic, a few months later he posted a photo of himself wearing a Justin Bieber t-shirt. Then, shortly afterwards, an image of Manson with the “Baby” singer surfaced when the pair finally met.
The fast-developing relationship came to a screeching halt, however, when Bieber started selling his own t-shirts with Manson’s kisser on the front. Yes, the limited-edition threads were being sold at Barneys for $195 – despite the fact that they were almost identical to Manson’s own merchandise.
And that wasn’t all. The t-shirt’s designer, Jerry Lorenzo, subsequently claimed on Instagram that he had Manson’s permission to print the t-shirts. “Thanks for understanding our approach and re-interpretation of your vision,” Lorenzo’s post read. “Never would of [sic] thought printing on my vintage t-shirt collection would take us this far.”