Shock rocker Marilyn Manson scrawled obscenities across his face for a trip to the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (10Aug12) in a bid to prevent photographers from taking his picture.
Manson infuriated fellow flyers by sporting "F**k You" in big black letters across his face while walking through the terminal with his girlfriend Lindsay Usich.
And his crude trick wasn't worth the controversy - several gossip sites snatched up the images and blurred out the offending scrawl.
One fan took to social networking website Reddit.com to describe the scene at Lax, revealing, "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."