Spencer has a Nevermind tattoo on his chest, and has recreated the shoot several times as an adult for the album’s anniversaries. He’s said his feelings on the cover are complicated ("It's hard not to get upset when you hear how much money was involved," he told Time in 2016. "[When] I go to a baseball game and think about it: 'Man, everybody at this baseball game has probably seen my little baby penis,' I feel like I got part of my human rights revoked”).
Not long before that, though, he said to The Guardian that, "It's always been a positive thing and opened doors for me."
"I'm 23 now and an artist, and this story gave me an opportunity to work with Shepard Fairey for five years, which was an awesome experience,” he said. “He is a huge music connoisseur: when he heard I was the Nirvana baby, he thought that was really cool."
Representatives for Nirvana have yet to comment.