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Billy Corgan's Bernie Sanders Smash: Singer Links 'Socialist' to Chairman Mao

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By    |   Friday, 13 May 2016 07:24 AM

Billy Corgan is no fan of Bernie Sanders' and the Smashing Pumpkins frontman made that clear in a new interview in which he dubbed the Democratic presidential hopeful a "socialist," linked him to Chairman Mao Zedong, and said his run is "just crazy to me."

Alex Jones' Info Wars noted on its website Thursday that its recent interview
with the singer was one of the top trending topics on Facebook. Sanders, a self-described "Democratic Socialist," is in a heated race for the Democratic presidential nomination against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

"I can't believe that we’re even having this discussion, if you can understand when I say that to you humbly," Corgan said in the interview, which has received more than 86,000 views on YouTube since it was posted Wednesday.

"To be talking in America in 2016 about 'Mao is a good idea,' and a socialist is running for president and that's OK, and we're going to go back to these crazy tax rates where we're going to completely disempower the innovators in our country because the new technocratic class wants to keep their position and they want to keep anybody else from coming in the game . . . I mean, it's just crazy to me," he continued.



In an earlier Info Wars interview last month, Corgan complained that "social justice warriors" are working to shut down free speech in the name of fighting against racism, according to Rolling Stone magazine.

"It's pretty remarkable that I could say one word right now that would destroy my career," he said on the conspiracy theorist's show. "I could use the wrong racial epithet or say the wrong thing to you or look down at the wrong part of your body and be castigated and it's a meme and I'm a horrible person."

The Smashing Pumpkins, a chart-topping alternative rock band from Chicago, is best known for hits "1979," "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," and "Tonight, Tonight."

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Billy Corgan is no fan of Bernie Sanders' and the Smashing Pumpkins frontman made that clear in a new interview in which he dubbed the Democratic presidential hopeful a "socialist," linked him to Chairman Mao Zedong, and said his run is "just crazy to me."
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