‘Nevermind’: Why is the Nirvana album cover baby suing Kurt Cobain?
There is some truly iconic album art out there: The Beatles’ Abbey Road cover, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, and, of course, Nirvana’s Nevermind. Everyone can see the naked baby swimming in their mind’s eye right now, right? That’s the sign of a truly great piece of album cover art. Now, however, the man that was Nirvana’s Nevermind baby is suing the band.
Why? According to Spencer Elden, the baby-man in question, he’s alleging that the band “sexually exploited” him as a minor. Attorneys for Elden said in legal documents filed in California, “The images exposed Spencer’s intimate body part and lasciviously displayed Spencer’s genitals from the time he was an infant to the present day.” It also says that band “intentionally commercially marketed Spencer’s child pornography.”
The Internet has some thoughts. So let’s take a look at what people are saying online about Elden’s lawsuit.
i’m suing nirvana for this. pic.twitter.com/BCYRJnDE1Z
— .:RiotGrl:. (@RiotGrlErin) August 25, 2021
Smells like something alright
So the company for Teen Spirit deodorant should be nice.
so the nirvana baby is suing nirvana for the nevermind cover but also has staged countless recreations and the lawsuit is only happening after the nirvana baby wanted to do an art show with nirvana and had to speak to their managers. alright, cool, got it. pic.twitter.com/3nMia2Ergg
— emma (@emvstheVOID) August 25, 2021
Hmmm . . .
Huh. Well that puts some stuff in context.
If the Nirvana baby wins, I'm suing Natalie Imbruglia for the album cover that made me over-pluck my eyebrows. pic.twitter.com/5yngtDDmOs
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) August 25, 2021
What 90s girl didn’t?
RIP to the eyebrows. That could be a class action suit.
nevermind baby suing nirvana is the most ironic thing i’ve ever heard. man really is chasing that dollar bill
— kat (@par1stexas) August 25, 2021
There is something about this lawsuit, huh?
The whole suing nirvana-situation is actually just foreshadowing. Spencer Elden REALLY wants that money, and he’s an even bigger baby now pic.twitter.com/KwE90QFded
— Jossan🍊🏳️🌈 (@klovnutensminke) August 25, 2021
English teachers teach this
Seriously, this is ironic or foreshadowing and we don’t know what.
Guy from that Nirvana album pic.twitter.com/Z5QSBeVaXS
— Brent in Arkansas 8.27-28 (@BrentTerhune) August 25, 2021
Can you *feel* the jokes forming?
And the comedy has begun.
The Nirvana baby is just mad because his penis hasn't grown since then
— Donavan (Cripp Daddy♿) (@RealYungCripp) August 25, 2021
Legitimately, a good burn.
The baby on the Nirvana cover grew up to be the guy that Nirvana made music against https://t.co/od8oCIQp7N
— Shiv Ramdas (@nameshiv) August 25, 2021
Circle of something, we guess
Well it’s some kind of circle.
I'm also suing Nirvana for not leading me to all the noble truths on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.
— J 🐉 C (@thDRAGnrebOrN) August 25, 2021
We all learned a lot today.
"Is it Nirvana's fault that I'm unfuckable?", the greatest lawsuit in the history of courtroom antics, repealed by a judge after 12,239 pages of embarrassing moon law logic https://t.co/5W0ODcoh6R
— NO GODS, NO MASTERS, BISEXUAL DISASTERS🏴🏳️🌈🔞 (@TravisTeatime) August 25, 2021
Self-burn that’s rare.