The two surviving members of the New York rap trio issued an open letter Monday saying that while they support GoldieBloxs girl-targeted engineering and construction toys, they still want it to take down a viral video using their iconic 1986 song Girls.
The song is a parody, the lyrics have been completely changed to empower girls and destroy the message of the original song. And the Beastie Boys are somehow confused as to why their demand to take down the song is idiotic? Hmmm…
They didn’t demand the song be taken down.
Regardless, I think it’s “idiotic” to use somebody’s intellectual property without permission to sell toys to children and then act outraged when the original song writers, who don’t want their songs to be used to sell toys to children (ONE OF THEM WROTE IT IN THEIR WILL) politely ask what GoldieBlox thinks they’re doing.