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And Then the Beastie Boys Sued That Toy Company

Photo: Ebet Roberts/Redferns; GoldieBlox

The latest in the “Girls”-Goldieblox saga: the Beastie Boys have sued the toy company for “a systematic infringement of intellectual property.” The suit claims that the GoldieBlox ad — which uses a parodied version of the band’s 1987 song “Girls,” and was removed from the Internet last month — is not fair use and that the company continues to benefit from “the Beastie Boys’ perceived affiliation.” You kind of knew this was coming.

The Beastie Boys Sued That Toy Company