Katy Perry's Lawyers Bite Down on 'Left Shark' Salesman
If you were one of the 118.5 million people who watched Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show performance, you definitely noticed (and probably LOL'd at) the dancing sharks behind her. You may have noticed that one of them, now known as Left Shark, wasn't quite moving with the speed you usually associate with a dancer (or a shark, for that matter).
So Left Shark became an Internet meme, and with meme-dom comes commerce.
Now, an Orlando resident is facing heat from Perry's lawyers for selling 3D-printed toys of the Left Shark online for $24.99.
Take it away, lawyers!
"Our client [Perry] recently has learned that you have been involved in the manufacture, sale, marketing and distribution of merchandise featuring a shark sculpture which embodies and uses the [Super Bowl halftime show], and that you have displayed this product on your website, in connection with such sale and distribution," Perry's lawyers said in a letter. CNN confirmed the validity of the letter.
The Left Shark seller isn't planning on fighting Perry: "All this lawyer crap is very stressful," he told CNN.
We can only imagine that if we did choose to fight Perry's lawyers, the battle would look very much like the scene in The Simpsons when sniveling lawyers repeatedly hassle Grampa Simpson during his harmless imitations of Charlie Chaplin and Jimmy Durante.