Courtney Love recently took to Instagram to praise “Succession” for its use of the Nirvana song (via Variety). “I’ve never been so proud of approving one of Kurt’s songs,” Love wrote. “This cue in @succession is as if they truly understood [Kurt Cobain and] what he was screaming his heart out … without specifics … about. I’m sure wherever he is he’s proud of this.”
In her post, Love also expressed her admiration for the song itself, writing, “I was in the room watching (agog) as this song was written in about an hour.”
Even though Kendall’s motivations for using the song are entirely selfish, it makes sense why Love would approve of its use. “Rape Me” is an anti-sexual assault anthem, and throughout his life, Cobain was outspoken about his views on the subject. “Rape is one of the most terrible crimes on earth. And it happens every few minutes,” Cobain told NME in 1991. “The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there.”
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).