Man Creates a Charles Manson GoFundMe Account for His Funeral and Burial Expenses

Man Creates a Charles Manson GoFundMe Account for His Funeral and Burial Expenses

Right now the body of Charles Manson, who died at the age of 83, is in a freezer at a coroner’s office in California because his next-of-kin doesn’t have the cash to provide a burial.

His 41 year-old grandson, Jason Lee Freeman, had set up a GoFundMe site asking for $15,000 to give Manson the “honor, respect and dignity he deserves” before it was discovered by the fundraising website and subsequently yanked offline.

Freeman is a father living in Ohio who wanted to “cover the costs of doing what’s right” by his grandfather. He is the son of Charles Manson Jr., believed to be the only child of Charles Manson. Manson Jr. later changed his name to Jay White in order to escape from the name and he committed suicide in 1993 in Colorado. Freeman, speaking to CNN in 2012 said that his father “couldn’t live down who his father was.”

Needing a few dollars to make sure a religious rite must be observed seems like a reasonable ask, but Freeman was asking fans — and yes, Charles Manson had fans — to contribute to a more elaborate affair, despite never having met his grandfather, who ordered his cult to murder seven people and spent 46 years in jail for his crimes.

An image of the page was taken before it was removed, showing Jesus Christ kiss the forehead of Manson and showing at least $500 had been raised. After a few hours, the amount raised was at over $900.

The text said that Manson was “loved” and was written by a friend of Freeman’s, who asked for help from “friends, family loved ones and/or supporters” to help with the costs associated with a funeral. Manson’s body will lay in the coroner’s office until the end of November before being cremated. Any assets that Manson owns will be used to defray that cost.

The text also says that they “will not sit back and let them throw Mr Manson away like trash,” which is an insult to the many people who choose cremation. “His whole life he lived with the pain of feeling unclaimed. We must not let this happen in death.”

In the last few days after news that Manson was on death’s door, one of the best/worst articles to come out was by Newsweek, which declared that both Trump and Manson used “similar language to gain followers.” Hey, maybe they’re both just big George Harrison fans. I think the implication here is that everyone with a MAGA hat wants to brutally murder pregnant actresses.

Margaret M.

Internet Specialist at Warfare Media.

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