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

Published by PETA.

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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