Courtney Love Charges Muppets with Rape of Kurt Cobain
If you paid attention during The Muppets, you may have noticed Dave Grohl make a brief appearance in the film. In the spirit of Muppets cameos, it was a fun but inconsequential guest spot, but to fellow peripheral Nirvana character Courtney Love, it was a slight, indicating she is clearly not getting her due attention from the puppet community. So now she's saying the Muppets are rapists.
As shown in the clip below, the Muppets in question are, if nothing else, guilty of singing an awful, barbershop-style rendition of "Smells Like Teen Spirit." In the [rape] scene, Jack Black accurately declares, "You're ruining one of the greatest songs of all time," but that shouted critique was not insanely hyperbolic enough for Love. So, like rape whistleblower Kim Novak before her, she's decided to equate the re-use of a popular song to rape.
According to TMZ:
Courtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends "raped" the memory of her ex-husband Kurt Cobain -- by bastardizing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in their 2011 movie ... without her permission.
Courtney says she has the absolute power to approve or nix the use of Kurt's music for commercial purposes, and she never gave the OK for the 2 companies to use the song for the 2011 Muppets movie.
What Courtney Love fails to mention in her rape account is that she has apparently sold half her Nirvana song rights to Primary Wave Music--a company that has exclusive rights to distribute the entire Nirvana catalog and cleared the use with surviving Nirvana members Grohl and Krist Novoselic before approval. So, hey, maybe the Muppets did not sexually assault anyone's soul after all! They're not rapists. Just communists.