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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Littlest Pet Shop Being Sued Over A Hamster?!?


So have you guys heard this? It seems an anchor from FOX is suing Hasbro over one of their Littlest Pet Shop toys. Harris Faulkner insists that the company made their hamster, named Harris Faulkner, in her likeness and is doing so as an insult to her, or at least, that's how she is taking it.

So upon looking at pictures of the two Harris Faulkner's next to each other, I can see how she would think the swoosh bangs and hair color would look like her likeness, but that's where the likeness ends for me. The hamster is yellow, had blues eyes, and oh yes, she's a hamster. I just think she might be seeing something that isn't there. I mean don't get me wrong, she could be right, and maybe someone at Hasbro is gunning after her, but a designer may have just come up with that name randomly or even heard the name somewhere and thought it would be a perfect name for their character. If you have toys with a first and last name you are going to be using someone's name out there somewhere.

However, if you do a Google search of Faulkner's name, she's the only person that comes up. So...perhaps Hasbro thought no one was looking and could slip this one by. It will be really interesting to see how this all turns out. If Hasbro really did use her likeness without permission, then she is totally entitled to something. I'm on the fence until more comes out about this. What do you think? Did Hasbro pull a fast one or Faulkner seeing things that aren't there? Let me know in the comments.

And I will talk to you lovelies in the next post. take care until then. Bye for now.

Love always,
Mickey ♥

2 comments:

  1. The little Harris is such a cutie, I wouldn't mind personally if he/she was named after me ;-D.

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  2. I don't even see the ressemblance with her hair, tbh. However, the name is another story. Of course some pets would have the same names as some people, but Harris Faulkner is a rare enough name that you only found one person with it. That does make it look like it's her name that Hasbro used and not a random choice. Now, if the search had turned up a 100 Harris Faulkner then she'd be wrong to make this about her.
    Another thing to consider is that women still have a hard time being taken seriously in their careers so I can understand why she'd rather pass on having a toy named after her.

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