To prevent photographers from taking his picture, Marilyn Manson scrawled obscenities across his face at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday.
The singer infuriated fellow flyers by writing "F**k You" in big black letters across his face while walking through the terminal with his girlfriend Lindsay Usich.
Despite his plan to thwart the media, several gossip sites posted the images and blurred his message.
One observer posted on Reddit.com, "I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had 'F**K' scrawled in large letters across the bottom half of his face with what appeared to be a grease pencil.
"As we each removed our boots in the security line, he kindly explained that it was not directed at me or anyone else in the airport, but rather at the paparazzi, so that they couldn't sell any photos of him that they took.
"He was really apologetic about it, and covered his mouth around young children while apologising to their parents for exposing their child to profanity."