It's becoming increasing more popular for celebrities and pseudo-celebrities alike to think the public still gives a rats-ass what they have to say. And it's no secret that Twitter is a giant bathroom stall waiting for the sharpie attack of a bored ex-rocker, but every once and a while it goes a little too far. Smashing Pumpkins svengali Billy Corgan frequently takes it that step -- which considering his recent history of dating Tila Tequila and Jessica Simpson, his ridiculous statements about copyright law and his blog post about swine flu being made by the government -- this latest isn't all that surprising.
This time he's battling it out with fellow washed-up rocker/trying-to-be-relevant-again Courtney Love. Among other things, Corgan wrote a scathing comment about Love's parenting ability, "the world is aware of your lack of responsibility, as seen in the gov't taking away your parental right."
If that wasn't enough he attacked her songwriting ability to boot, saying, "maybe you should go someone(sic) nice+live off your husband's money, u know the money he made for writing all those great songs."
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It's probably worth noting that Corgan has been tagged as helping Love lay down the demos for her newest album, Nobody's Daughter and has been given songwriting credits on a few Hole songs.
As of right now, Courtney Love hasn't really replied back to Corgan, which is unfortunate considering her well-known knack for creating Twitter wars. If she needs any fodder, might we suggest his terrible poetry? Perhaps his tweets, which resemble those of a whining fourteen-year-old girl's more so than a grown adult?
Come on, Courtney! You can't come back into the rock world and behave yourself -- it just doesn't work that way. We need you to do your batshit-crazy insane thing on Corgan so we can move on.
Either way, as we're stuck sitting around waiting for the Love vs Corgan dustup to really begin, we'll have to entertain ourselves with something. If we can't watch washed-up rockers battle it out 140 characters at a time, we haven't a clue what else to do.