The Icecreamists ice cream parlor in Central London concocted an ice cream made from breast milk and named it “Baby Gaga.”
They have since run into problems with the national health organization and are now being threatened with legal action by Lady GaGa for using her name without permission.
GaGa’s lawyers released a statement to the parlor:
"The references you are making to Lady Gaga are thus clearly deliberate and intended to take advantage of her reputation and good will. Associating the Lady Gaga mark with a food product which may be unsafe for human consumption (owing to the risk of it carrying such viruses as hepatitis) is also highly detrimental."
Matt O’Connor, owner of the parlor, says that the claims are ridiculous and won’t hold any power in court.
"We think this is very unnecessary, the whole thing will be over by next week, but we are prepared to fight this in court. This is a David versus Goliath battle. I'm convinced we will eventually win. The world's biggest superstar has taken umbrage with the world's smallest ice cream parlor. For Lady Gaga to accuse us of stealing her image is laughable when you consider how much she has borrowed from popular culture to create her look and music. She also seems to have forgotten that since the dawn of time the word gaga has been one of the first discernible phrases to come from a baby's mouth. This is why we chose the name."
We think Matt may have a case, but that doesn’t change the fact that this ice cream sounds GROSS!
[Image via WENN.]