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Should Twitter ban Courtney Love over accusatory tweets?

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 The daugher of singer Courtney Love has asked Twitter to ban her mother for sending out a series of questionable tweets. (Laurent Cipriani/Associated Press)Frances Bean Cobain is calling on Twitter to ban her mother, singer Courtney Love, from using its service after Love sent out a series of tweets accusing rocker Dave Grohl of hitting on her daughter.

Cobain denies any untoward behaviour on the part of Grohl, a former bandmate of Love's late husband and Cobain's father, Kurt Cobain, in the band Nirvana.

"While I'm generally silent on the affairs of my biological mother, her recent tirade has taken a gross turn," Cobain said in a statement Thursday, according to TMZ. "I have never been approached by Dave Grohl in more than a platonic way.

"I'm in a monogamous relationship and very happy. Twitter should ban my mother."

Love sent the tweets from a protected account, @cbabymichelle, meaning only those approved to follow it have access to it.

The website Gawker accessed the account and posted the 14 tweets on its site, including:


Grohl, now lead singer of the Foo Fighters, denied the accusations, calling them "upsetting, offensive and absolutely untrue."

Twitter has not commented publicly on the incident.

The very public nature of Cobain's embarrassment is somewhat unique, of course, but it's unlikely she's the only one who wishes her parent would be banned from Twitter.

Should Twitter ban Courtney Love, do you think? Why or why not? Have you ever been embarrassed by a parent on Twitter or Facebook? How did you handle it? Share your tips and comments in the field below, or send us a tweet: @CBCCommunity.

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