South Park sued over the The Lollipop King character. That’s right, Matt Stone and Trey Parker is facing a lawsuit over a cartoon character, which appeared in three episodes in 2009. The latest case does seem legitimate, and the man behind the latest copyright infringement allegation says the show ripped off his idea.
Exavier Wardlaw claims that the character, which was included in the “Imaginationland” trilogy, is based on the Big Bad Lollipop character from “The Lollipop Forest.” Wardlaw’s complaint, filed in federal court in Philadelphia, claims financial infringement.
“The ‘South Park’ television show and its producers, directors and writers disregarded the public copyright notice and appropriated ‘The Lollipop Forest’ for financial gain, without permission or attribution of authorship or compensation for use,” the complaint reads. “The ‘South Park’ television broadcast diminished/tarnished the value of ‘The Lollipop Forest’ as a wholesome family show by association within the context of unwholesome language and sexual innuendo.”
Anyway, he was made a whole let wholesome by the South Parks creators – allegedly of course- after their own candy-based character found himself choked out by a Storm Trooper, witnessed the carnage of a suicide bomber and saw Kyle perform an oral-based sexual act on Cartman.
Given that Wardlaw is claiming that this is the same character is his, the lawsuit he’s sent the South Park team is stating that they have exposed the poor lolly to things he should never have seen. He is demanding that Parker and Stone remove all traces of the Lollipop King from their South Park shows.