Fall Out Boy Are Being Sued Over Llama Puppets
It’s not as though Fall Out Boy have never dealt with controversy before — after all, the band has been picketed by the Westboro Baptist Church. But now it appears that the boys are in legal hot water over the use of certain…llama puppets.
That’s right: Fall Out Boy may be the first band to ever be sued over llama puppets.
According to Reuters, the company who produced the puppets, Furry Puppet Studio Inc., filed suit against the band on Friday. Their claim is that they only gave Fall Out Boy permission to use the puppets in their video for Young And Menace, which you can watch below:
However, Furry Puppet Studio claims that the band continued to use their puppets after the video, featuring them in other videos and on tours. This apparently violates the usage agreement that the band and company entered, and the puppet studio have claimed that the damages incurred by the band for using the puppets illegally could be in the millions of dollars.
The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan court. The band has yet to issue any sort of commentary or response on the suit.
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