On June 22nd, 1995, Marilyn Manson appeared on the The Jon Stewart Show and played an explosive live medley of Portrait of an American Family cuts "Lunchbox" and "Dope Hat," but it wasn't the music as much as a blasphemous onstage act that sparked a firestorm of public opinion. The infamous performance (which, sadly, had to be cut for time) found the future–Antichrist Superstar setting a bible ablaze, setting off a nationwide controversy. Stewart offered an apt summary of the insanity years later in his memoir, Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart: "The next night, Marilyn Manson was on, and they ended up lighting the stage on fire. I really thought somebody was going to be killed that week."
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