- Aug 21, 2009
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- Political Leaning
Billy Corgan, frontman for The Smashing Pumpkins has compared what he calls ‘social justice warriors’ to the Ku Klux Klan, in an interview with radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. During the interview Corgan lashed out at the ‘hashtag generation,’ saying they were a threat to freedom of speech.
Corgan then agreed with Jones when he likened them to a cult, adding "the only thing that's going to adjust their ideological fixation is reality.” "I'm horrified as somebody who believes in free speech and is an artist, because those people are gonna be coming for me,” he continued.
“It may not be tomorrow, but it's soon enough because I said the wrong thing on the wrong day because I was tired and I didn't take my X2 that day, or whatever… To live where every word is a land mine — you know what I'm saying — it's not the world I want to live in.”
This was the best part:
Jones went on to say that 'social justice warriors' would shout down anyone they disagreed with purely out of hate, describing them as "literally like a dumb Klan guy that just pulls over on some black guy walking home from work and kills him 'cause they're black.”
Read more at Smashing Pumpkins Frontman Billy Corgan Compares 'Social Justice Warriors' To KKK | Contactmusic.com
This was refreshing. Right on, bro.