Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan’s friend and former solo bandmate Linda Strawberry reacted to D’arcy Wretzky sharing text message conversations she had with Billy Corgan in a new post on a Pumpkins Facebook group. Alternative Nation will be publishing the first in-depth interview with D’arcy in 20 years later tonight.
“I can’t be silent anymore. I just cannot even fathom the level of unprofessionalism. I just woke to the clickbait headlines of D’arcy sharing Billy’s texts as somehow being proof that he lied to her – when in fact reading them made me realize just how hard he has been trying to make it work for her. He was willing to do all of the work and put as little pressure on her as possible even though no one has seen her for 18 years. No one knows what state she is really in.
The things I have heard from people near her have been worrying me for months, including a horrific photo….. Now I’m so mad because there are so many people working hard on this and she basically just tried to ruin everything and ruin all the excitement because she perceived that what was being handed to her on a silver platter was not enough. That alone proves she is nowhere near capable of handling any of it. And the fact that she is trying to set Billy up in the press as the bad guy so she can bask in the victim position – thus letting herself off the hook, makes me the most upset of all. Not only does she not appreciate what was being done for her – she wants to hurt the people who were trying to make it happen for her. I just can’t fathom it.
All of the people who have been working hard for the last year just got derailed by the ego of one not very well person…. All of the magic, creativity, planning, writing, etc. So unprofessional. My take is she knows she can’t do it and wants to burn down the house so she won’t be pressured to do it ever again. Who’s the real egomaniac?”