I don't understand why you people hate this guy. Smashing Pumpkins is one of the 5 greatest bands of the 90s. Who's responsible for Smashing Pumpkins? Billy Corgan. I just don't get why you can't appreciate the beautiful music he's given us all to enjoy?
i adore the pumpkins, but their peak was certainly when the original lineup was together.
the problem is he still operates under that moniker and makes indefensibly bland shit now. even if he was 90+% of the creative force during their heyday, he has lost his touch. he recieves a lot of flack because 1) he is a douche who makes a lot of pretentious public statements 2) he takes on absurd shitty projects like ayyy im gonna play an 8 hr synth solo on livestream, pls love me
he was a great creator, but he was also an ego whore and he has only gotten worse in that regard while his musical quality has sharply declined.
But you should base whether or not you like someone based on their talents. Billy Corgan is a musician, not a reality TV star. Therefore you should judge him based on his music, not his personality.
His music was GOAT-tier, therefore he should be treated accordingly.