After getting into a legal spat with the Beastie Boys over this (admittedly adorable) ad, the GoldieBlox team has ceded to the reality of the situation. They’re pulling the song from the video and have called off all legal action, according to an open letter on the website. “We want you to know that when we posted the video, we were completely unaware that the late, great Adam Yauch had requested in his will that the Beastie Boys songs never be used in advertising. Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.” Anyway, we can all still agree that the kids were cute, right? Right.
Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns; GoldieBlox