Because what we really need is another celebrity-laced vaccine controversy
The Smashing Pumpkins' frontman recently wrote on his blog Everything From Here to There:
"I for one will not be taking the vaccine. I do not trust those who make the vaccines, or the apperatus [sic] behind it all to push it on us thru fear. This is not judgment; it is a personal decision based on research, intuition, conversations with my doctor and my ‘family’. If the virus comes to take me Home, that is between me and the Lord. I have put up some of these links to inspire the question in you, so that perhaps you can make a better decision for yourself."
He didn't stop here, or there, of course, weighing in about the choice of living or dying; fear's connection to love; and the potentially questionable existence of Robert Zimmerman.
Here's a Spinner.com post about the topic, complete with context involving Blink-182's Mark Hoppus and his views on healthcare reform.
Unable to resist, the blog Respectful Insolence reliably and pointedly weighs in:
"I actually used to like Smashing Pumpkins back in the 1990s. Unfortunately, its leader, Billy Corgan, has just revealed himself to be as medically ignorant as Jenny McCarthy in a recent blog post."
Still no word on what the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thinks of that last album.
-- Tami Dennis
Photo: Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins performs last December. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times