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William ‘Billy’ Corgan Insults Porn By Comparing It To Nickelback

Thompson November 14, 2017 November 14th, 2017

I think we can all agree that the industry and craft of pornography takes a lot of crap from so-called “polite” society. It’s not right or fair, but we tend to give the needless disparagement of adult entertainment a free pass just ‘cos we’re used to it.

However, Smashing Pumpkins frontman and grumpy ol’ gen-xer William Patrick “Billy” Corgan went too far during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Things started out innocently and harmless enough. The topic of Nickelback came up, as (I assume) it often does on Rogan’s program.  Corgan responded with something pretty weird, as has been his custom during interviews as of late.

“He’s an incredible songwriter,” said Corgan of the former husband of Avril Lavigne’s bodydouble, Chad Kroeger. This is according to the poor soul at NME who apparently had to sit and listen to this entire two-hour conversation for a few pull quotes.

“I don’t know enough about their world, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong if that’s who you want to be.”

The egregious portion of the chat came shortly thereafter, when Corgan viciously attacked adult film actors, directors, production assistants, fluffers, and their entire lot by implying they had something in common with the wretched aural plague that is Nickelback’s music.

“I’ve said many times pop is porn,” he continued, “It’s porn. They want to get you off. It’s just how they’re going to get you off. I’m not that concerned with getting you off. I’m just not.”

We can sit here and split hairs about the definition of “pop music,” which I’d argue includes the bulk of Smashing Pumpkins’ monumental ’90s catalog. Just because the singer screams the lyrics and the guitars are distorted doesn’t mean a song isn’t designed for mainstream radio airplay, y’know?

But more importantly, the best porno movie ever made is gunna deserve heaps more artistic credibility than the worst, or even an average, William P. Corgan song. For all we know, the best porno movie ever made might even be superior to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness in terms of its sheer creative achievement. (We don’t know if such a film exists, but even if it doesn’t, that doesn’t mean it won’t someday). Porn shouldn’t be painted with such broad strokes, and neither Corgan, nor the porno industry, should be associated with Nickelback under any circumstances.

It’s high time for Corgan to shut up about porn, and stick to talking about conspiracy theories, unlikely supernatural experiences, pro wrestling, his music career, and really whatever else he wants to talk about, including porn as long as he doesn’t compare it Nickelback again.

via NME, image via Alternative Nation