Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Corgan has weighed in on an internet meme that points out facial similarities between him and Taylor Swift, with the implication being that Corgan is Swift's father. Writing on Instagram, Corgan began by saying, "I'll take the compliment of the comparison here despite the fact that I guess the joke's on me? (and not the lovely and talented Miss Swift)."

Corgan then launched into a meditation on the question of identity and how we construct new ones for ourselves, citing himself as an example. He explained, "There is NO such person as 'Billy Corgan.' He (BC) does not exist. Or, if he does exist (per these times), he is a creation from my mind to yours, and no different than a cartoon drawing of Batman or Sponge Bob."

He added that after being known as "Bill" or "Little Bill" until he was 18, Corgan changed his appearance and began calling himself "Billy." He revealed, "Billy was better than I, and certainly more interesting, and capable in ways I couldn't have dreamt of . . . the more I played at this character, the more I became him."

But despite this, it's not the character of Billy Corgan who got busy with Taylor Swift's mom sometime in early 1989.

The Smashing Pumpkins are currently on a reunion tour that brings the band to Boston on Tuesday (July 31st). A new Pumpkins studio album is due out later this fall.