Shockingly, people out there aren’t exactly hot on Courtney Love‘s recent “The Muppets are raping me and Kurt Cobain!” bit, which she somehow pulled out of her crack-addled brain after the Muppets performed a jokey cover of the song in their movie. It should be noted, Courtney signed away the rights to the song, the creators of the movie got the permission of those who actually wrote the song, plus they even got Dave Grohl to appear in the movie, so clearly the odds are stacked against the magical talking crack rock Courtney gets her thoughts from. But now here comes Jack Black, who starred in the movie and even participated in the number, to tell Courtney that she’s out of her mind, over on E! Online:
“I beg to differ,” Black told me yesterday at South by Southwest, where he was promoting his upcoming black comedy Bernie and performing with his band, Tenacious D. “That’s absurd, absurd, absurd.” Black says he would never do anything to tarnish Cobain’s legacy. “I personally hold no one in higher esteem in the world of rock,” he said. “Kurt Cobain for me is at the top of the pyramid. He was the king … when he died it was sort of the end of rock.”
You know what would have really pissed me off? If those Muppet rape comments came from anyone other than a crazy former(?)-drug addict who snorted her way out of a once promising singing and acting career. Seriously, if someone who turned their brain into mashed potatoes with a steady diet of crack came up to you and started screeching about Muppet rape, you’d just shake your head and mumble about the failure of the country’s mental health care system.