Katy Perry Claims Ownership of ‘Left Shark’ from Superbowl – Jealous Much?
Katy Perry performed at the Superbowl Half Time Show on Sunday, February 1, 2015 and everyone has been talking ever since. Unfortunately for Perry, the chatter has nothing to do with her but rather one of the props from the big event – Left Shark.
During one of Perry’s songs, the “Left Shark,” was seen dancing awkwardly and forgetting his dance moves. As a result of ‘Left Shark’s’ mishap, he/she has become an overnight sensation, with everyone talking about him, Vines, Instagram photos and memes showing up everywhere for days following the big event. One website was selling Left Shark figurines after the Super Bowl on Sunday but by Wednesday, the website received a cease and desist letter from Perry’s legal team, demanding that the Left Shark figurines be removed because they are Perry’s “intellectual property.”
The website took to Instagram to post the cease and desist letter stating,
“As you are undoubtedly aware, our client never consented to your use of its copyrighted work and [intellectual property], nor did our client consent to the sale of the infringed product. Your infringing conduct entitles our client to significant legal relief against you, which may include actual damages, statutory damages, and punitive damages, as well as immediate and permanent injunctive relief.”
The multi-millionaire, Katy Perry, wants anyone who may be making any money on “Left Shark” to stop immediately, or possibly give her some of the money? Since “Left Shark” was Perry’s idea, she owns the fact that “Left Shark” messed up the choreography during the halftime show. Something tells us that Perry was not congratulating the shark on a ‘job well done.’ We’d be surprised if “Left Shark” every got a job dancing with Perry again.
What do you think about Katy Perry putting a stop to the sale of anything related to “Left Shark?” Do you agree or do you think she is jealous of “Left Shark’s” success?
“Left Shark” isn’t the first ‘person’ to have issues with Katy Perry. Rumor has it that Perry and Taylor Swift do not get along. Maybe it’s Perry who is the problem?