Arnold Schwarzenegger dropped by a sponsor over his comments, plus Nirvana has been sued by the baby from the Nevermind album cover for exploitation. In other news, a study says 1 hot dog shortens life span, and Kanye West changes name.
Spencer Elden, who was photographed as a baby for the album cover Nevermind by Nirvana, has filed a lawsuit against the estate of Kurt Cobain and the band’s surviving members, the BBC reports.
Now 30, Elden claims his parents never signed a release authorizing the use of his image on the album and that he has suffered “lifelong damage” from having his naked body on the album cover, the New York Post reported.
The triple diamond-selling album’s artwork shows a naked four-month-old Elden in a swimming pool, grasping for a dollar bill that is being dangled in front of him on a fishing line. The album is one of the best-selling of all time, having sold over 30 million copies, ABC reported.
“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,” according to the legal papers filed in California.
Eating a single hot dog will decrease your lifespan by 36 minutes, according to the conclusions from a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Fox reported.
Citing “personal reasons” in a document filed in a Los Angeles court, rapper Kanye West, 44, is seeking to officially change his name to Ye. The move comes three years after releasing an album with the same title and tweeting: “The being formally known as Kanye West I am YE.”
Back in 2018, the BBC reports that during a radio interview discussing his album title with host Big Boy, Kanye said: “I believe ‘ye’ is the most commonly used word in the Bible, and in the Bible it means ‘you.'”
“So I’m you, I’m us, it’s us,” West explained. “It went from Kanye, which means the only one, to just Ye – just being a reflection of our good, our bad, our confused, everything.”
The Terminator has been terminated.
On August 12, Arnold Schwarzenegger went against anti-mask advocates, USA Today reported at the time.
“There is a virus here,” Schwarzenegger began, “It kills people and the only way we prevent it is: get vaccinated, wear masks, do social distancing, washing your hands all the time, and not just to think about, ‘Well my freedom is being kind of disturbed here.’”
“No, screw your freedom,” Schwarzenegger added.
Now, sports supplement company REDCON1 has announced they have chosen to discontinue their partnership with Schwarzenegger because of his “anti-America” comments, also pulling out of a Schwarzenegger bodybuilding event next month, the company told The Hill.
“To be clear we did not pull out of the event because of a mask issue,” a REDCON1 spokesperson said. “We elected to discontinue support due to Arnold’s comment, ‘Screw Your Freedoms.’ With the global influence Arnold beholds we find that ideology dangerous and anti-America and community.”
The spokesperson added that the company is a “patriotic pro-freedom brand” and they “can’t support his [Schwarzenegger’s] opinion with our dollars.”