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Beastie Boys disapprove of "Girls" commercial parody



NEW YORK (AP) - The Beastie Boys say they admire the creativity of an ad that parodies their song "Girls," but it's still an ad.

Toy company Goldieblox remade the song to be about girl empowerment while a Rube Goldberg-like machine shows off the ingenuity of three girls.

The video has been viewed more than eight million times in the week it's been out.

The Beastie Boys have issued a statement saying while they strongly support breaking down gender stereotypes and igniting a passion for technology and engineering, Goldieblox is still trying to sell a product.

The Beastie Boys say they decided long ago not to allow their music to be used in product ads.

Goldieblox has filed a lawsuit asking a court to declare that the video is not copyright infringement.

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