Cobain memorial sparks controversy - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Cobain memorial sparks controversy

ABERDEEN, Wash.- More than 15 years after his death, Kurt Cobain is in the middle of a controversy in his hometown of Aberdeen, Wash., in a battle between a local resident and city officials regarding a certain four-letter word displayed in an unofficial neighborhood park honoring the Nirvana frontman.

A polished granite stone was recently added to the park, featuring eight quotes attributed to Cobain. The quote in question says, "Drugs are bad for you. They will ***k you up." (The marker doesn't include asterisks.)

There are a few city officials who aren't fans of the cuss word. The problem is "the property is considered the ‘right of way' for both [resident] Tori Kovach, who lives adjacent to the land and had the idea for the park, and the city, which also owns the bridge," according to The Daily World.

The KC Riverfront Park is located next to the Young Street Bridge, where legend has it Cobain used to hang out as a kid. The tune "Something in the Way," from Nirvana's 1991 sophomore album, Nevermind," features the Wishkah River, which flows under the bridge.

Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson said the city's Parks Board will make the decision regarding the F-Bomb. The paper noted he doesn't know if asterisks will be added or the word taken out completely.

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