Kurt Cobain Still Upsetting People – Official
Even in death, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is causing controversy – this time in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington.
The Associated Press is reporting that one of the quotes attributed to Cobain on a new granite marker is upsetting the neighbourhood.
The granite marker is situated at an unofficial park honoring Cobain.
Aberdeen city officials are upset about the quote that says: ‘Drugs are bad for you. They will fuck you up.’ The marker contains the full F-word.
The property is considered a right of way for both Tori Kovach, who lives adjacent to the land and had the idea for the park, and the city, which also owns the nearby Young Street Bridge, where Cobain is said to have spent some time in his youth.
Cobain struggled with drugs and committed suicide in 1994.
Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson says the city Parks Board will consider the fate of the F-word on the stone marker.
Grays Harbor Monument donated the granite stone, which bears eight quotes; Kovach submitted the ones he wanted used.
Monument company manager Jerry Myers said it would be easy to sandblast the offending letters. “In the granite industry, it’d be a bleep,” he said.