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    News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Uncanny Likeness


    'Littlest Pet Shop' hamster 'Harris Faulkner' draws lawsuit from Fox News anchor of same name


    "Hasbro's portrayal of Faulkner as a rodent is demeaning and insulting," says the lawsuit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.
    Read more here:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/inde...ster_harr.html

    http://fox40.com/2015/09/02/fox-news...with-her-name/


    The suit also notes that Faulker was “extremely distressed” to have her name attached to a potential choking hazard for young children, and states that the product harms the anchor’s journalistic credibility.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/m...ares-her-name/
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    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

    and that's all.
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    I've never heard of the new anchor and don't see the resemblance. The hamster has blue eyes I think the lady has brown. The hamster is yellow, the lady is not.

    Now I'm off to see if we own that LPS hamster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnotagolem View Post
    I've never heard of the new anchor and don't see the resemblance. The hamster has blue eyes I think the lady has brown. The hamster is yellow, the lady is not.

    Now I'm off to see if we own that LPS hamster.
    I see the resemblance in the shape of the eyes. Oh, and she wore a yellow top in the photo. At first I thought it was going to be named Hasbro, but I see her point, it's an unusual name to just come up with that combination...
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    Quote Originally Posted by LinasK View Post
    I see the resemblance in the shape of the eyes. Oh, and she wore a yellow top in the photo. At first I thought it was going to be named Hasbro, but I see her point, it's an unusual name to just come up with that combination...
    Shape of the eyes is completely different. Hamster has big round blue eyes.
    Just my opinion

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    I know I shouldn't think this is funny but

    "She filed a legal case saying the toy resembled her traditional professional appearance, including complexion, eye shape and eye make-up design."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34133723

    That line right there makes me laugh so much. I can honestly say I've never looked at a toy hamster or animal anything and thought "that resembles me". I can see thinking they used her name intentionally but to say that the rodent resembles her? Not hardly.

    I realize she's probably getting a lot of attention for this which is probably the main reason behind the lawsuit.

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    Rodent has a different complexion (yellow), round eye shape (her eyes are certainly not round), different eye color.
    I don't think anybody would recognize that rodent as her if it wasn't for the name.
    Just my opinion

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    She should sue her parents for naming her "Harris". Ha Ha Ha is right! She could have laughed about it and been flattered! I see no resemblance at all between her human form and a plastic hamster. Sounds like she has some sort of identity issue.

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    OMG talk about a narcissist person...Everything isn't about YOU! The hamster is cute!

    Wanted to add, LPS animals eyes are all big and cute like that hamsters..and I would have never known it was named after a lady on tv cause I'd never seen her...Dont watch tv much.
    Last edited by SweetT; 09-02-2015 at 08:11 PM.

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    FOX News anchor sues over name of Littlest Pet Shop rodent

    http://fox4kc.com/2015/09/02/fox-new...t-shop-rodent/

    This is one of those frivolous lawsuits. imo


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    Quote Originally Posted by iamnotagolem View Post
    I know I shouldn't think this is funny but

    "She filed a legal case saying the toy resembled her traditional professional appearance, including complexion, eye shape and eye make-up design."
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34133723

    That line right there makes me laugh so much. I can honestly say I've never looked at a toy hamster or animal anything and thought "that resembles me". I can see thinking they used her name intentionally but to say that the rodent resembles her? Not hardly.

    I realize she's probably getting a lot of attention for this which is probably the main reason behind the lawsuit.
    BBM Yes. That made me laugh when I read about this. I thought, if I looked like a hamster (or it looked like me) I would not be the one to admit it.

    I do agree, though, that the naming of the toy must be more than coincidence since "Harris" is a very unusual name, especially for a female.
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