Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chubby Checker sues maker of Chubby Checker Penis App

Via Orange News

Thank you, The Awl

Chubby Checker is suing the makers of an app that estimates the size of a man's penis for using his name without permission.

The 71-year-old singer, best known for his 1960 hit The Twist, claims the app has associated his name with "obscene sexual connotation".

He is seeking half a million dollars for the "irreparable damage and harm" the app, created for Hewlett-Packard's Palm OS platform, has done to his reputation.

Checker's lawyer Willie Gary said: "This lawsuit is about preserving the integrity and legacy of a man who has spent years working hard at his musical craft.

"The defendants have marketed Chubby Checkers' name on their product to gain a profit and this just isn't right."

The Chubby Checker app, which estimates penis length in both metric and imperial measurements, was reportedly withdrawn in September.

How do we explain that it doesn't actually have anything to do with his name?

No comments: