Some people would be happy that a toy manufacturer as big as Hasbro would name something after them.
Fox News Anchor Harris Faulkner is not and she's suing the company.
In a $5 million federal lawsuit (seems a bit excessive), Faulkner says she suffered “emotional damage’’ after the company gave her name to a character in its popular Littlest Pet Shop toy line.
Hasbro’s Harris Faulkner is a tiny tan-and-white hamster with blue eyes and a butterfly perched on its head.
“Hasbro’s portrayal of Faulkner as a rodent is demeaning and insulting,” the anchor of “Fox Report Weekend” says in her suit.
“In addition to its prominent and unauthorized use of Faulkner’s name, elements of the Harris Faulkner Hamster Doll also bear a physical resemblance to Faulkner’s traditional professional appearance, in particular tone of its complexion, the shape of its eyes, and the design of its eye makeup,” the papers allege.
The toy particularly gnaws at Faulkner given her own journalistic pedigree, the document says.
“Harris Faulkner, the uniquely named, acclaimed veteran journalist and author, has worked for decades to establish and maintain her personal brand and laudable professional reputation,’’ her suit states. “Hasbro’s manufacture, sale, and distribution of the Harris Faulkner Hamster Doll is extremely concerning and distressing to Faulkner” and “has caused substantial commercial and emotional damage to [her].’’
Also ruffling Faulkner’s fur is that the toy “is a known choking hazard.”
Seriously?! Hasbro has my full permission to make a Scott Jones toy. I'm thinking maybe Scotty the Skunk.
You know....because I like to make a stink about things.
Promise I won't sue.
H/T NY Post