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Charles Manson’s Son: ‘My Hero Is Gandhi’

Written by PETA | November 24, 2009

How would you react if you learned that your father was Charles Manson?


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Charles Manson


DJ Matthew Roberts was adopted as an infant. When he recently found out that his biological father is the infamous criminal, he made it very clear that he’s nothing like his old man:

“My hero is Gandhi,” said Roberts. “I’m an extremely nonviolent, peaceful person and a vegetarian. I don’t even kill bugs.”

By not eating meat, Roberts is saving the lives of more than 100 animals each year. File this one under “sometimes the apple does fall far from the tree.”

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Jake Estornell says:

    I think you people are slightly misguided. The apple does not fall far from the tree at all. Charles Manson is an extreme environmentalist and is also a vegetarian. He has mentioned how stupid meat is in many of his interviews. He says we should eat the grain we feed to animals in the meat industry instead of feeding it to animals wasting food and then slaughtering the animals. He is against the death of animals and against the eating of “flesh and blood”.

  • Terence Cassidy says:

    LOL Charles Manson is or at least was a vegetarian my misguided friend. He also cared very deeply for most aspects of nature excluding mankind…D

  • jesse says:

    Is it just me or are there some sick twisted individuals rivaling Manson’s lunacy leaving comments on here? Seriously are you fools really going to congratulate Manson for being an animal lover? The guy was a psychopath!

  • Black Boo Cat says:

    More lies on Manson. Charlie has done nothing BUT be vocal for many many years about all the negative things done to animals and the environment. Wheres the DNA test?

  • Callie Vally says:

    Charlie loves animals and would never eat or harm any of them.

  • susan says:

    Thanks for the comment Tommy. Manson had many dogs at Spahn Ranch. And believe it or not they were fed and ate before the humans.

  • Domino says:

    I’m glad other people have pointed it out but Charles Manson is an animal lover tree huger vegetarian etc.

  • tommy says:

    Ummm….CM didn’tdoesn’t eat meat or kill bugs either.He used to get so angry if anyone at the ranch or out in the desert killed a bugscorpion or snake. CM loves animals and was even on Inside Edition this past spring talking about how its wrong for animals to be in zoos. CM may be alot of thingsbut he does care for animals. Its all out there for anyone to see or read…

  • Andi says:

    Although that’s really great news that the son is a vegetarian who admires Gandhi there’s much more heinous creatures out there than Charles Manson who was more of a mastermind than an actual participant in the killing sprees he inspired. If his father had been a vivisectionist or a butcher working in a slaughterhouse or electrocuting foxes on a farm that would truly be remarkable. But having never even known his biological father it just goes to prove that upbringing and environment will win out over “genes” any day although scientists and doctors would prefer you didn’t believe that. And since the father was a trash baby born unwanted to a prostitute thrown away raped and adopted by the prison system where he’s lived most of his life I’d say in the case of the son this is definitely a triumph of a successful adoption. All’s well that ends well!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Mahatma Gandhi is the human polor opposite of the INHUMANE Charles Manson.

  • Ryel says:

    Charles Manson is a vegetarian too. He talked about peace love and the environment. Most people don’t focus on that though only the negative media surrounding him.

  • MH says:

    Where on Earth does the “100 animals a year” figure come from?

  • Toby says:

    Charles Manson is more of a deeply ignorant and misled person than criminal mastermind. Good news about the son though!

  • ava says:

    Its brilliant to see people who break the mold. If someone who was made from the sperm of such a monster can be such a goodcompassionate spirit whats stopping all the rest of us?. This man is an inspiration and I wish him all the best he shouldn’t be judged on his fatheR.

  • Chelsea says:

    Wow. Congrats to him for his peaceful ways.