GoldieBlox To Beastie Boys: Let’s Be Friends?

Toy company responds in kind to the band's open letter regarding copyright infringement claims over the song 'Girls.'

The tongue-in-cheek Beastie Boys party anthem “Girls” took on a more serious cast recently when it became the crux of a legal battle between the band and a toy company who parodied the jam in a viral ad.

After filing a lawsuit fighting the Beasties’ copyright infringement claims, however, the toy company came forward on Wednesday (November 27) with an open letter addressed to the band in an effort to smooth things over.

“Dear Adam and Mike, We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans,” the letter, posted to the company’s blog, begins. “Our hearts sank last week when your lawyers called us with threats that we took very seriously. As a small company, we had no choice but to stand up for ourselves. We did so sincerely hoping we could come to a peaceful settlement with you.”

The letter continues on to say that “since actions speak louder than words,” the company has already removed the song from the video. “We are ready to stop the lawsuit as long as this means we will no longer be under threat from your legal team,” it continues, ending with the statement: “We want to be your friends.”

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