Along with Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart, Courtney Love joins an elite club of famous people who are so divorced from reality that they describe minor annoyances and everyday inconvenience as “rape.” Unlike Depp and Stewart, however, we don’t really anticipate Love will apologize.
Anyway: we haven’t seen the new Muppets movie (we heard mixed things!) but apparently Kermit and the gang perform Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at some point. Courtney Love is furious about this, so furious in fact that she said the Muppets have “raped” Kurt Cobain‘s memory or legacy or body or something (it probably wasn’t “rape rape,” though). Love claims to have absolute power over the use of Nirvana’s music for commercial purposes, and she never approved of this usage.
Of course, Love’s probably angry about money. She’s long sold off much of her rights to the Nirvana catalog to a company called Primary Wave. …Who did approve of the use of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in the movie. What’s more, surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic not only gave their permission, but Grohl apparently appears in the film.
TMZ says some profits will still end up going to Courtney. In the meantime, we suggest she spend 10 seconds reading about what rape means.