Today in "Somebody used the word 'rape' in the entirely wrong context again": This, according to TMZ:

Courtney Love believes Kermit the Frog and his gang of Muppet friends "raped" the memory of her late 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***.


* According to TMZ, Courtney sold half of her ownership of Kurt's songs to Primary Wave Music, and gave exclusive rights to the company to distribute the entire Nirvana catalog.
** Not true, there's also Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic—who gave their permission to use the song.
*** Doesn't matter, and no one cares. Isn't Courtney late for her next face lift?

(Ahem.) RAPE!!!!

Driving to your next RAPE, Kermit?
  • Driving to your next RAPE, Kermit?