Lady Gaga considering legal action against breast milk ice cream purveyor
While Lady Gaga may enjoy being outrageous—she arrived at this year’s Grammys in an egg-like vessel in which she’d reportedly been incubating for 72 hours before her performance—she apparently doesn’t have a taste for human breast milk ice cream. Gaga’s lawyers began legal proceedings against the ice cream parlour Icecreamists for its latest flavour, which was recently confiscated by authorities over health concerns. The problem? It’s called “Baby Gaga.”
According to the London Evening Standard, Gaga’s team is accusing Icecreamists of “riding on the coattails” of the pop superstar by using a similar moniker for its product and employing a waitress dressed like Gaga to serve the treat. The legal team demands that Icecreamists “change the name of the ice cream to something which is not aurally, visually or conceptually similar to Lady Gaga,” the Standard reports, because the dessert is detrimental to her image by being “deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing.” Why this should be a problem for Gaga we’re not entirely sure. We’re also not sure whether the irony of those statements is lost on shop owner Matt O’Connor, who, in appropriately hyperbolic terms, said he’d fight until the end against Gaga’s claims. “This is a David versus Goliath battle I’m convinced we will eventually win,” he told the Standard.