How's this for a celeb encounter?

Redditor j_patrick_12 offered up a front-page gem Friday when he posted a story about spotting Marilyn Manson at LAX:

I just went through the LAX security line with Marilyn Manson. He had "F*CK" 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 apologizing to their parents for exposing their child to profanity.

The goth rock star also took pains to tell any Twitter followers who may also be at the airport to "Re-LAX." Get it?

Celebs at the airport, pared down in comfy clothes for a flight and made to stand in line with everybody else, are easy prey for paparazzi who like taking unflattering photos. But while Manson is taking a stand against such exploitation with his vulgar message, some stars welcome attention anywhere they can get it.

In July, Lady Gaga emerged from a plane at LAX wearing nothing on her bottom half except a thong and see-through tights. She had been spotted boarding the plane in Sydney fully clothed.

To see another photo of Manson's message, check out WorldOfWonder.net.

h/t The Hollywood Reporter

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Below: stars without any face paint at all.
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  • Demi Lovato

  • Britney Spears

  • Krysten Ritter

  • Claire Danes

  • Kate Moss

  • Rachel Hunter

  • Katy Perry

  • Jessica Stam

  • Selma Blair

  • Rita Ora

  • Fergie

  • Tilda Swinton

  • Paris Hilton

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    June 2011

  • Mila Kunis

    April 2012

  • Brooke Shields

    October 2012

  • Brooke Shields

    August 2011

  • Jessica Simpson

  • Cameron Diaz

    August 2011

  • Jessy Schram

  • Britney Spears

    September 2011

  • Sarah Jessica Parker

    October 2011

  • Ellen Pompeo

    July 2011

  • Ellen Pompeo

    January 2012

  • Kate Hudson

    August 2011

  • Ciara

    August 2011

  • Minka Kelly

    April 2011

  • Kate Moss

    September 2011

  • Kate Moss

    September 2012

  • Kate Moss

    September 2012

  • Zoe Saldana

    September 2011

  • Liv Tyler

    September 2011

  • Janice Dickenson

  • Liv Tyler

    November 2011

  • Busy Phillips

  • Halle Berry

    September 2011

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

    October 2011

  • Jennifer Love Hewitt

    April 2012

  • Elle Fanning

    October 2011

  • LeAnn Rimes

  • LeAnn Rimes

    October 2012

  • Salma Hayek

    October 2011

  • Uma Thurman

    October 2011

  • Marion Cotillard

    November 2011

  • Hilary Duff

    October 2011

  • Maria Bello

    November 2011

  • Lala Vazquez

    November 2011

  • Kim Kardashian

    November 2011

  • Snooki

    October 2012

  • Goldie Hawn

    October 2012

  • Amber Valletta

    March 2013