Courtney Love is at it again.
In the 2011 film The Muppets, a group of familiar Muppets characters – including Rowlf and Beaker – sings a barbershop-quartet version of Smells Like Teen Spirit. That’s not news, as the movie came out months ago.
Despite that fact, Courtney chimed in this week to say that the movie’s treatment of her late husband’s iconic grunge anthem “raped” his legacy, and that it was licensed without her approval.
Apparently, Love must not remember that she shares licensing rights to Cobain’s songs with Primary Wave Music, who presumably gave the go-ahead for the film to include the song.
The company could have also tapped Dave Grohl (who plays a cameo in the movie) and Krist Novoselic for their thumbs-up while going around Love, who would inevitably have put up some kind of struggle.
As for it “raping” Kurt’s memory? The guy gave “Weird Al” Yankovic the go-ahead for Smells Like Nirvana, so it seems highly unlikely that he wouldn’t have said yes to Kermit & the gang too.
Give it a rest, Courtney.
Here’s the Muppets version of the song, if you haven’t seen the movie: