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Smashing Pumpkins Tells Anderson Cooper 'F**k You' With Cat Shirts

American rock band Smashing Pumpkins have sold shirts mocking CNN anchor Andersoon Cooper, according to DIY.

The shirts feature two cats wearing bow ties, with the words "F**k you Anderson Cooper." The band made the shirts available for fans to purchase during their show at their home town venue Thalia Hall in Chicago.


 A little glimpse of the merch from last night ....

Una foto publicada por @smashingpumpkins el Nov 11, 2014 at 7:06 PST

The band is believed to be retaliating to Cooper's mockery of frontman Bill Corgan's cover of PAWS Chicago. Cooper devoted an entire segment on his show "Cooper 360" in late October to talk about Corgan posing with his cats for the magazine.

Cooper said he didn't like seeing rock stars or celebrities known in a specific industry venture in something that does not involve their craft, according to Pitchfork.

"So perhaps Bill Corgan is, I don't know, off his alternative rocker," Cooper said on his show. "But I think maybe there's more to this. Maybe he's being ironic, or maybe when the cool rock stars start doing less rock starry things, it kind of makes us face our own mortality."

He added, "See, I want R.E.M. To stay just the way I know and love them. I don't want 'Everybody Hurts' to suddenly be used in an Excedrin commercial. I don't ever want to see a product called Eddie Vedder's Prune Jam. I want to see neither Stephen Malkmus nor Thom Yorke on the cover of AARP Magazine."

Corgan had earlier aired his dismay over Cooper's comments on Twitter.

"@andersoncooper Sorry to disappoint, but when I'm not raising cain for a great organization like @PAWSchicago, I'm still making REAL music," the rocker said.

He followed it with another tweet, saying, "andersoncooper I realize you're too busy being a globalist shill to know the difference, but there are those of us who do as we like."

While they've ventured into apparel, the Smashing Pumpkins is still focused on selling music and will release their new album "Monuments to an Elegy" on December 8.

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