Katy Perry Wants to Copyright 'Left Shark'
While Missy Elliott might have been more entertaining than Katy Perry at this year’s Super Bowl, Perry’s costumed back up dancer, ‘Left Shark,’ was the real show stealer. Following his quick climb to fame through a torrent of social media love, ‘Left Shark’- so named because he was dancing on the left – was able to outshine Ms. Perry simply by not knowing what he was supposed to be doing.
Now it seems as if a man named Fernando Sosa has upset the pop star by creating his own artistic ode to ‘Left Shark.’ Sosa printed a 3D blue and white shark and posted it to his online store under the aptly named, you guessed it, ‘Left Shark.’ Katy Perry is keeping her shark man close and her lawyers in a tizzy over Sosa’s creation by wanting to now copyright the ‘Left Shark’ name.
Perry’s lawyers contacted Sosa, sending him a message that reads as follows:
“Our client Perry recently has learned that you have been involved in the manufacture, sale, marketing, and distribution of merchandise featuring a shark sculpture which embodies and uses the Super Bowl halftime show, and that you have displayed this product on your website, in connection with such sale and distribution.”
Fernando, like any good American, has taken this message and shared the upsetting news on his Instagram with a little hashtag profanity to boot, posting “I flew too close to the sun and the lawyers are coming after me… #douchebaglawyers.” It looks like Sosa’s creativity has been stunted.
No one exploits ‘Left Shark’ without Katy’s approval.