'I'm horrified': Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan flays perpetually offended 'hashtag generation'

London: Smashing Pumpkins rocker Billy Corgan has slammed young people who he's dubbed the "hashtag generation" who are going after his "free speech".

File image of Billy Corgan. Twitter @SmashingPumpkin

File image of Billy Corgan. Twitter @SmashingPumpkin

The 49-year-old singer took part in a discussion on conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' radio show and said he's "horrified" at the youth of today who want to log on to social media to be offended by every opinion that contradicts their own and insists they have created a world he doesn't "want to live in", reported Femalefirst.

When Jones suggested "young people lash out at everyone because they're just looking to get offended", Corgan replied: "It's a cult ... I'm horrified as somebody who believes in free speech and is an artist, because those people are gonna be coming for me.

"Let's face it. It may not be tomorrow, but it's soon enough because I said the wrong thing on the wrong day because I was tired.

"It's like, to live like that, to live where every word is a landmine — you know what I'm saying — it's not the world I want to live in. I grew up a liberal. I grew up a liberal, so it's odd to me."

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Updated Date: Apr 22, 2016 09:01:56 IST

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