November 25, 2013

On this day in 2013, the Beastie Boys sued the toy company GoldieBlox for running an online ad featuring young girls singing an altered cover version of their song “Girls” (the group has never allowed their songs to be licensed for advertising). The suit was settled on March 19, 2014, with GoldieBlox issuing an apology and making a donation to charity.

Thanks to YouTube, we can all still watch the ad here:

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