Anderson Cooper Rips Billy Corgan On CNN, Corgan Responds

Anderson Cooper ripped Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan on CNN yesterday for appearing on the cover of PAWS Magazine to help homeless animals, and also for appearing in a wrestling themed commercial to help out a local Chicago business. After showing the magazine cover and commercial, Cooper mocked Corgan on the ‘RidiCulist.’

Cooper said, “So perhaps Billy Corgan is I don’t know, off his alternative rocker. But I think maybe there’s more to this, maybe he’s being ironic, or maybe when the cool rock stars start doing less rock starry things, it kind of makes us face our own morality. See I want R.E.M. to stay just the way I know and love them, I don’t want Everybody Hurts to suddenly be used in an Excedrin commercial. I don’t ever want to see a product called Eddie Vedder’s Prune Jam. I want to see neither Stephen Malkmus nor Thom Yorke on the cover of AARP magazine.”

Billy Corgan responded tonight on Twitter, defending his charity work with PAWS Chicago.

Corgan has raised a lot of money for homeless animals, so it seems cheap of Cooper to take a shot at Corgan over this. Corgan is a cat lover, even creating a Twitter account for his cats Mr. Thom and Sammi. Corgan discussed their Twitter account last month in an interview with when we asked him if the fame was getting to their heads, “(Laughs) Well, to their credit, their hubris was intact from the moment that I got them (chuckles), so their Twitter comments are a very good reflection of who they are (chuckles). But yeah, the fame definitely gets to them, for sure.”

We also think Cooper forgot about this:


  • Bonado

    Fuck off the cats! Where’s music?
    Two solitary guys bitching, gossiping.

  • Chris Salazar

    I get what he’s saying, and while I’m not much a Billy Corgan fan anymore, I am almost certain that Corgan does what he does not to be in the news or stay relevant, but for better reasons. I think Anderson Cooper has failed to realize that. whatever though

    • Guest

      I think Corgan’s pretty much playing the role of a pro wrestling character at this point. “Heeling it up” if you will.

  • God

    Only pussy Billy can get now a days.

    • Shane99

      Well he definitely won’t have to fight Copper for pussy.

      • God

        everyone knows Cooper plays the “gay” card in order slay even more pussy than he normally would

    • Disraeli Gears

      Good pun bro, did someone ghost write that for you?

      • God

        no one ghost writes for God

  • Shane99

    Fuck Cooper. Why would he even care about it?
    Corgan has earned the right to do whatever the fuck he wants.

  • Wam Meesly

    Anderson Cooper is a strange albino who cannot possibly relate to any person due to the fact that he is the heir to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune of at least $200 million, and all he had to do was be born. Therefore his opinion is void.
    I have to consider that this article was taken out of context somehow, because Cooper covers current events, why did he have time to comment on BC’s charitable work of all possible topics?

    • Alternative Nation

      Trust me this is not out of context I was surprised myself.

  • Corndog

    Grumpy cat is quite possibly the cutest thing that has ever existed in the history of the planet. Wee bugger is adorable:)

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  • Disraeli Gears

    “globalist shill” Haha thats hilarious, especially since its true

  • Eddie Yarler

    Wow Anderson Cooper is a big douche. Billy’s response was awesome.


    Fair point!