News Anchor Sues Hasbro Over Uncanny Likeness

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  1. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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


    Read more here:

    http://www.oregonlive.com/today/index.ssf/2015/09/littlest_pet_shop_hamster_harr.html

    http://fox40.com/2015/09/02/fox-news-anchor-sues-hasbro-over-toy-hamster-with-her-name/


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...s-suit-over-toy-hamster-that-shares-her-name/
     
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  3. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...

    and that's all.
     
  4. iamnotagolem

    iamnotagolem Active Member

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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. :D
     
  5. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    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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    Shape of the eyes is completely different. Hamster has big round blue eyes.
     
  7. iamnotagolem

    iamnotagolem Active Member

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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.
     
  8. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  9. Sulamith

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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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    SweetT Active Member

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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.
     
  11. Jewels53

    Jewels53 Justice For Lucas!

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  12. Indy Anna

    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    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. :shame:

    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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