Watch: Phoebe Bridgers says ‘SNL’ guitar smash was a ‘bucket list thing,’ talks Marilyn Manson on CNN

The monitor was rigged to look like it was exploding

Phoebe Bridgers took part in a new video interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, where she talked about her iconic Saturday Night Live performance and her “horrible” experience at Marilyn Manson’s house.

The segment opens with Bridgers talking about her epic guitar smash, which has sparked controversy online. Bridgers reveals that the entire thing was staged, and she used a cheap guitar and a fake monitor that was purposefully created to shoot sparks and break.
 

 
“I’ve always wanted to do it and when I mentioned it to the show, they built me this whole monitor that would look like it was exploded even if I wasn’t hitting it that hard,” Bridgers says. “So yeah, just a bucket list thing.”

Amanpour then brings up Bridgers’ recent tweets about Manson, asking if the music industry is doing enough to hold abusers accountable.

“I think it’s very funny that Marilyn Manson’s label decided to drop him right when the story went public, and people have just known about it for so long. I find that very annoying,” Bridgers responds. “I think it’s a lot of performative activism, basically. I think people should take more responsibility internally. It doesn’t matter how many people know about it. You should look into people like you’re the FBI. But when people make money it’s really hard to walk away from that. But I think more people should.

Watch the interview in full below.